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Upper Darth Vadar

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Blustery Day S 
Danger T 
Frosted Flakes S 
Pee Wee's Playhouse S 
Squall S 
Three Easy Pieces S 
Victim of Love S 

Upper Darth Vadar  

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Up and to the right of the Darth Vadar Crag, there is another small cliff with a remarkable variety for its size. no 2 routes of the same grade. This and the shade of tall trees makes this a popular area for beginners and groups of climbers of different levels of ability. Routes range from vertical 5.4 to steep 5.11, and all of them are worth doing though none are truly classic.
This used to be a place to escape the crowds of the Meadows and 5.8 Crag, but the secret got out and it can be quite crowded on a busy day.
The rock quality on many of the moderate routes is not classic Rumney schist, you will find it smoother and easier on the hands.


Getting There 

At the Darth Vadar junction, take a right toward Bonsai and a quick left following the trail as it bends around above Darth Vadar proper. The trail drops you right in the center of the crag. The harder climbs are to your left, easier on right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Darth Vadar:
Frosted Flakes   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Squall   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 25'   
Three Easy Pieces   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Laura on her first lead - don't worry, she correct...

Pee Wee's Playhouse 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  NH : Rumney : Upper Darth Vadar
A good first lead, well placed bolts and moderate climbing.Stay to the left of the bolts and you will find secure climbing at 5.4. To the right of the bolts is a little harder at about 5.6.One of the great things about Rumney is that folks bolt moderate lines like this so you can get down the basics of lead climbing before you climb something hard for you....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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use only brita water filters
climbers enjoying Upper Vader...
climbers enjoying Upper Vader...
TRing with the folks at Upper Vadar
TRing with the folks at Upper Vadar
The Darth Vadar crags...
BETA PHOTO: The Darth Vadar crags...
another one of the scene at Upper Vader...
another one of the scene at Upper Vader...

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 3, 2009
I feel kinda silly asking this but my knowledge of Upper Vader is limited, I am curious about the order of route at this crag... does it go like this

from left to right
Three Easy Pieces
Blustery Day
Victim of Love
Frosted Flakes
Pee Wee Playhouse

I wondering because I been climbing with some new climbers lately and want to go somewhere where we can all climb happily and dont want to put them on the wrong route...
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Mar 3, 2009
sounds right...
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 4, 2009
thanks lee
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