Winter Climbing around the Valley

Mt. Washington Valley draws climbers from all over the world both for its climbing and for the guides that live, work and play here. Locations such as Frankenstein Cliffs, Willy's Slide and Repentance challenge novice and experienced ice climbers. Nereledge Inn has been a part of the history of climbing in Mount Washington Valley: hosting climbers, events and youth camps.

  • Ice climb in Huntington's Ravine, Tuckerman's Ravine, Mt. Willard, Frankenstein Cliffs, Willy's Slide...

  • Enjoy a single or multi-day mountaineering or ice climbing adventure on Mt. Washington.

  • Do a Presidential Range Traverse: Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Washington, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce. Mt. Jackson, and Mt. Webster.

And when you come back down, give yourself a night to recuperate in a warm bed at Nereledge while your gear dries in our equipment room.

Unless you are an experienced climber and also understand the local conditions, we always recommend getting in touch with a local guide to keep your trip safe and enjoyable. Your guide is always welcome to meet you here for breakfast (on us).

For those real early winter courses, we can usually arrange an early breakfast (as early as 6:30, but the muffins may not be quite ready). If you need to get out even earlier, we can leave a cold breakfast for you (for example coffee, hard-boiled eggs, cereal, instant oatmeal).

When you call for your reservation, tell us you're climbing and we'll give you the best rate for the season. Non-holiday, mid-week rates for two in a room start at $76+tax for a room using a shared bathroom.

Mountain Guides and Climbing Schools

Links for Local Conditions

Mountain Guides Alliance Ice Report is available on our site and is updated weekly on Saturdays.

Backcountry and Avalanche conditions on Mt Washington are posted daily from Mount Washington Observatory. - the home of New England Climbing. Routes, conditions, equipment reviews and webcams are some of what you'll find here. There is a weekly email with updated conditions reports that you can subscribe to.

EMSs conditions report