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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

43 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',10],['5.10',13],['5.11',3],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Triple Corners :
Triple Delights   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport   Triple Corners Left
Rack for Sale   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Triple Corners Right
Birch Corner   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 50'   Triple Corners Left
Triple Fisting   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   Triple Corners Left
Trundle Love   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 30'   Triple Corners Center
Left El Diego   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Triple Corners Right
Reasons to be Cheerful   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Triple Corners Center
Trigger Happy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Triple Corners Right
Amore Eel   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Triple Corners Left
Technical Second   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Triple Corners Right
Skunks in the Gym   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Triple Corners Center
The Full Effect   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Triple Corners Center
Perfectly Blunt   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Triple Corners Right
Dirty Dozen   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Triple Corners Right
Man With a Hueco in His Tights   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   Triple Corners Left
Drilldo   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   Triple Corners Left
Walking the Devil   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 45'   Triple Corners Left
Wild Blue Yonder   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Triple Corners Center
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Featured Route For Triple Corners
The route from the top.

Skunks in the Gym 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  NH : Rumney : ... : Triple Corners Center
This one might be a classic if it was in a better location. It is still a great climb that i might describe as a more difficult take on the style of Lonesome Dove. Hyper technical on-your-feet climbing on edges and indistinct holds leading up the slab. finding the bolts is easy but finding the path between them is often kinda tricky as the route wonders a bit.Start at the top of the slab/scramble that gives you access top the upper middle section of Triple Corners. There is an anchor here, you s...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By twellman
Sep 29, 2009
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
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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
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jul 5, 2010
A couple friends of mine said they saw a baby black bear in this area a few days ago, so be careful!
By Jeffrey LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jul 22, 2010
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? :)