Waterfall rappelling through The White Mountains

  

Waterfall rappelling through The White Mountains

You don't have to visit an exotic place to go waterfall rappelling. Climbing outfitter Northeast Mountaineering offers the opportunity to try in in New England, in The White Mountains. Covering a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Main, the White Mountains are the most rugged mountains in New England.

Waterfall rappelling through New Hampshire's White Mountains has often been described as the best extreme outdoor adventure in America. Here you'll have the chance to rappel the Ripley Falls, one of New Hampshire's magnificent, 100+ foot waterfalls with the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains surrounding you.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy a short hike into the falls before you hike up to the top and rappel back down. During this adventure, you can skip any rappels that you are not comfortable with, and if you feel like sitting the whole experience out, there is an option to walk back down. There are mountain guides guarding all rappels, so this experience is the safest it can be.
You will meet your guides at the Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering in Bartlett, NH at your designated time. The operator will take 30 minutes to outfit you with any rental gear, watch an introduction video and learn to rappel at the Bunkhouse. If you are cliff rappelling instead, you will meet your guides at the Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering in Bartlett, NH at 10am.
“The Hike to Ripley Falls is 0.5 miles and usually take approximately 20-30 minutes. The trail is classified as Easy/Moderate by White Mountain standards. These standards may differ from the ratings you are used to. It is uphill the entire way and there any many roots, rocks, mud, and loose footing. The last 0.1 mile of the trail to the top of the waterfall is particularly steep and requires care. This adventure also requires an easy river crossing. Participants need to be able to walk on rough, rugged trails, have a solid sense of balance, and be in reasonable physical shape.”
You should wear synthetic materials that will dry out quicker than cotton, including wool, polyester, or techwich. “For Waterfall Rappelling, please bring sneakers, water shoes, strap-on sandals or hiking boots that can get soaked as you will be standing in water at times. You will appreciate having a towel and a dry shirt for after the fun has ended. A small backpack to carry these items plus some food and water is recommended. For Cliff Rappelling, please wear comfortable activewear. We recommend that you wear a t-shirt and shorts because you will be wearing a harness.” They also recommend you should bring a small backpack to carry these items as well as some food and water.

 

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