2015 Cliff Closures
Connector Trail Construction: November
Update: Closure date extended
The weather has effected the blasting phase of the project. The closure has been extended to November 28th. Currently, Rumney will be open to the public on Saturday the 22nd, Sunday the 23rd, and Thanksgiving Day.
Connector Trail Update:
Next week’s construction schedule
The Forest Service is closing National Forest lands in the Rumney climbing area during the blasting phase of the trail project as they feel this will best provide for public safety. The period of closure is currently listed as November 17-19th.
On Monday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 18th lane closures on Buffalo Road will continue to take place. Staying clear of all lower crags while they’re hammering away at the rock is advised. The Forest Service is concerned that additional rock fall may occur at certain crags during the blasting event and that is why Rumney will be closed. A handful of crags are on private land, but it’s heavily advised to avoid all areas until the blasting period is over. The parking lots will be closed and will not be accessible during the closure. Here is a new link to alerts and notices regarding the closure:http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/whitemountain/alerts-notices/…
Connector Trail Construction: October
10.14.14 FYI: Connector Trail Info- Further tree removal will be occurring this week. Anticipate possible lane closures while trees are being felled. There will likely be a safety zone around the cutting area and the Forest Service advises that pedestrians try and make eye contact with one of the contractors before crossing through any area under active construction so they are aware of your presence and can guide or warn the operators as needed. Initial work will be start from the main parking Lot end of the trail and they will progress towards the small lot.
Construction has begun by the Forest Service on the parking lot connector trail and when completed will address the issue of foot traffic on Buffalo Road. This is a three phase project including:1). Tree removal; 2). Mechanical removal of rock; 3). and blasting of rock which will likely occur after October 20th. All work will be performed during weekdays and every effort will be made to minimize the impact on climbers. During this time please consider car pooling. Please check back for more updates regarding the project as well as for short term parking lot closures.
If you have specific project questions you can contact:
Justin Preisendorfer, Recreation Manager at 603-536-6105.
Falcon Closure Update: 4.28.14
The falcons are here! Summit Cliff, The Monolith, and The Asylum are currently closed. Main Cliff is currently still open, but that could change. Please pay attention to the postings at the kiosks when embarking on your climbing adventures.
Images from Yank The Mank 2013: Waimea
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve gear.
Reel Rock will be shown at the Flying Monkey on 9.27.13. See you again fall 2014! Please visit our events page for updates.
The USFS just put out a report for public comment concerning the construction of the trail to connect the two lots as well as a bathroom at the new lot.
Here’s the link:
Dolt and Jolt are UNSAFE to climb on!
A climber was at the Hinterlands on 5/13/13 and has indicated that the climb Jolt lost its anchor unit, and that the upper rock corner has fallen to the ground. It is believed that this happened over the weekend with the heavy rains. The tree and roots are still up there. It is currently not a solid area, and should be avoided until further notice as there is potential for further rockfall. Please share this notice. Thank you! —
6/22/13 and 6/23/13 will be community volunteer trail improvement days
BBQ Saturday, June 22nd @ 5:30PM
Saturday, June 22nd volunteer blocks 9-12:30PM and 1:30-5:30PM AND
Sunday, June 23rd volunteer blocks 9-12:30PM and 1:30-4:30PM.
Don’t miss out on winning free schwag at the BBQ!
*Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own lunch and water
On 8 July 2012, with John Joline leading the way on the rappel, we recovered 3 long-abandoned peregrine eggs from the huge birch tree ledge on the upper portion of the Main Cliff. It is unclear exactly how long these eggs were there, but I can tell you this location is not the ledge they were incubating on in late March prior to a heavy rain event that forced an earlier abandonment. NH Audubon observers thought that they had moved to Summit Cliff to try a second clutch, but perhaps our observations were somehow off-base. If our observations were correct, this group of 3 eggs represents a third clutch, which would be highly unusual. In any case, we kept a seasonal closure in place at Main Cliff until early July, at which time it was obvious from the birds’ behavior that they were not incubating eggs or feeding young at any cliff at Rumney. These eggs will go to the US Fish & Wildlife Service where they will be archived for future analysis. To read a brief summary of what can be learned from examining and testing these eggs, click on the following link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es8010749
Thanks to all recreationists for continuing to spread the word about the importance of respecting the seasonal closures at Rumney and other peregrine sites throughout New England.-Chris Martin, Senior Biologist
Conservation Department, New Hampshire Audubon
As of Fri 6/8/2012, ALL temporary route closures for peregrine nesting at
Rumney Rocks have been removed as a result of confirmation of nesting
failure this season. All posted closure signs at Rumney Rocks have been
removed. Climbers and others at Rumney Rock will certainly see and hear the falcons throughout the rest of the summer, but since there are no eggs or young to protect, there is no need to maintain a closure.
RCA Meeting Tonight!
Meet at the Common Cafe & Antiques in Rumney at 6PM. If your interested in eating at the cafe it is cash only! -Rose
Our friends over at the New Hampshire Audubon Society have confirmed that peregrines are back to incubating at Main Cliff. Starting on 3/22/2012, temporary closure signs will be posted and climbing will be prohibited at the Iron Man and White Toad walls. There are no plans to close Summit Cliff at this time.
FYI: Rumney portalets will be delivered to the small lot this 3/30/12, Friday at 9am. We are getting a handicap and a standard portalet.
RCA T-Shirts and stickers are expected to become available in 2012!