Area between Starship Enterprise/ Waimea and the Hinterlands.
The trails at the base are suffering from some serious erosion issues due to their location on the mountain. Tread lightly!
The left(lower) end of Triple Corners holds most of the harder climbs whereas, the right side holds many 5.8-5.10 climbs that are worthwhile.
It isn't uncommon for beginners turned away from crowds at Vadar and Jimmy Cliff to make their way down to this area.
In the middle there is a 4th class gully(don't attempt when wet). Atop the gully you will find six or so quality climbs that would make for some nice pictures.
From The Starship Enterprise crag, walk to the right side and up, following the stone steps, getting you to the lower left side. From Waimea, take the trail down below the China Beach area which drops you into the upper right Tripple Corners at the route Sunbowl.
This is the climb that sees the least action of all the lines in this section. Perhaps because its the hardest, or because it is tough to size it up or figure a sequence from the ground. Whatever the reason it sees little love I enjoy it and recommend you take a spin on it, it will keep you on your toes in many ways. There are a few distinct sections of climbing that involve unique moves and or follow different features. Start up under the first bolt and climb through a tricky small roof (knee ...[more]Browse More Classics in NH
I was at the top of the gully the other day climbing skunks, and noticed a few routes left of it that I couldnt seem to find here. There is a line of bolts going straight up the arete around the corner to the left of skunks (looks hard!), and there is a monster chimney even further left that had some bolts. Probably these are in the guidebook, but it would be cool if someone familiar with them added the info here too.
By M Sprague Administrator From: New England May 3, 2010
The first route you mention, up the arete, is a 12d, Wild Blue Yonder, put up by Ward Smith. I haven't been up in that area lately, so can't give a better description. Both of the routes are listed in the new guide book
For such a prominent arete, I've NEVER seen Wild Blue Yonder touched. Does anyone have any stories to share about that climb? Is it an overhanging face climb or does it stay true to the arete? Any beta? :)