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Backpack and Rock Climb: White Mountains (10 day) - Ages 14 - 16

Date and Time

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:00AM - Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:00PM


AMC joe dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, North Country,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


This trip will be a 10-day exploration of the White Mountain National Forest, from deep within Wild River Wilderness, to the famous ledges of the Mount Washington Valley. Teens on this trip will spend close to a week backpacking through the Wild River Wilderness honing their backcountry skills and navigating remote trails, before returning to the front country and setting up basecamp near the Kancamagus Highway for three days of climbing instruction with the Easter Mountain Sports Climbing School. This trip is ideal for teens who are excited to spend long days hiking and rock climbing, and camping at remote sites away from roads and other modern amenities. Day 1: After arriving at Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center, the group will get to know each other, playing games, packing gear, and preparing for the trip with the instructors, before eventually settling down for lunch at the Pinkham Notch Trading Post. The group will set off after lunch, catching a shuttle to Evan's Notch, where they will find the trailhead that will lead them to their first tent-site. Day 2-6: The group will spend 6 days hiking from their starting point in Evans Notch, through the Wild River wilderness, passing within reach of North Baldface Mountain, Carter Dome, and Wildcat Mountain, passing by the source of the Wild River and Carter Notch, before finally ending at Pinkham Notch. Here, the group will resupply their food and gear before setting off towards the Kancamagus Highway where they will set up basecamp for the remainder of the trip. Day 7-9: Each morning, the group will meet with Eastern Mountain Sports' certified climbing instructors to climb at some of the best climbing spots in the Mount Washington Valley. The first two days will consist of top-rope climbing instruction, where they will learn about climbing safety skills, equipment, knots, and terminology, before they spend the third day on a multi-pitch climb at Cathedral Ledge! Day 10: The group will have time to do a short hike in the morning before returning to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center for clean-up, good-byes, and departure at 3PM.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Youth: $2,400 member / $2,666 non-member
*Instruction, all meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last, camping fees, group camping and cooking gear, during trip transportation, and the ability to borrow some personal gear as needed.

Click map for driving directions
Rock climbing in the Mount Washington Valley!


Instruction (Skills)
Rock Climbing

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge






(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Field Staff are passionate about the outdoors and have the training necessary to prioritize safety. Certified in wilderness medicine, and trained in outdoor leadership and risk management, AMC Field Staff provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They lead fun trips while teaching important life and outdoor skills. They follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC Field Staff create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.