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West Wall Climb

The West Wall Guided Rock Climb at the Bretton Woods Adventure Center is an awe-inspiring climb. This rock climbing experience is designed for people with a wide range of climbing abilities, and previous climbing experience is not required. For more information, please call the Adventure Center at (603) 278-3335.

After a ride up the Bethlehem Express Chairlift, a short hike takes us to the bottom of the SW face of Mount Oscar, better known to Bretton Woods skiers as West Mountain. Several routes of varying difficulty, all approximately 400' in length, ascend up a granite cliff to an elevation of 3000 feet. Situated in the White Mountain National Forest, the low-angled cliffs provide an open vista of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Zealand Valley.

This three-hour guided rock climb is tailored to each group and based on individual abilities and goals. One guide will accompany up to three guests, and our guides will work with each group to choose the most appropriate route. Guests will be belayed on all technical climbing sections. Additionally, fixed ropes may be used as an aid, if needed, but are not required to climb the routes. Technical equipment including harness, helmet and rubber soled shoes will be provided.

West Wall Climbing Schedule

The Adventure Center and West Wall Climbing is closed for the season. Guided climbing adventures are available year-round by reservation only and are subject to weather conditions. To customize an upcoming expedition during any season, please call our Backcountry Guide, Steve Nichipor at (603) 278-8938. Please look for information about the upcoming 2015 Adventure Center summer activities, West Wall Climbing expeditions and hours.

2014 West Wall Rates

Private/Individual Climb: $149 (Resort guests $139)
Semi-Private Climb (2-3 climbers): $99 (Resort guests $89)

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 8 years old and safely fit in the harness provided.
  • Participants under the age of 12 must be with an adult.
  • Each participant needs to be in relatively good physical condition and be able to walk over uneven ground.

What you should bring:

  • Small Daypack for extra clothing and gear
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Snack
  • Water bottle/Camelback
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy

All reservations are charged in full at the time of booking. Cancellation of your reservation less than 48 hours prior to the day of your tour will result in a forfeit of the full amount of the reservation.

If your tour is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseeable conditions, we will make every attempt to contact you ahead of time. If we call you within 24 hours you will receive a full refund or have the opportunity to reschedule. However, this 24 hour notice may not always be possible due to the unpredictable nature of the weather in New Hampshire. If we cancel your tour within the 24 hour period we will reschedule you for a later date or give you a gift certificate for the full amount good for use anywhere at the Mount Washington Resort.

You are required to arrive promptly at your scheduled start time. You will not be given a refund or a gift certificate if you are late for your tour, and you will not be able to join the tour if you are late. The tour will leave at the scheduled time whether the whole group is there or not.