Climbing LocationsEcho Crag at Franconia NotchRumney Rock Climbing AreaCathedral Ledge in North Conway
At Holderness, the climbing teams focus on facing personal challenges instead of competing with others. In that way students progress at their own pace and achieve technical proficiency commensurate with how hard they choose to push themselves both mentally and physically. As students become more self-sufficient and learn more technical skills—such as rappelling, anchor building, and lead climbing—students can progress through more and more challenging climbs. Teamwork and camaraderie are also developed as students put trust in each other and keep each other safe; mutual problem solving and encouragement contribute to the team’s closeness as they figure out challenging and/or intimidating climbs together.