• Rock Climbing (Fall)

    2016 - 2017
    Head Coach: Erik Thatcher

    The Holderness climbing program encourages students set personal goals, both mental and physical, and create plans by which to accomplish them. On shorter practice days we travel to Rumney Rocks, a premier sport climbing destination and one of the best venues for learning to rock climb in America. On longer days we venture to granite cliffs around the state from the single pitch venues in Franconia Notch to multi-pitch experiences on Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges in North Conway. On rainy days we hike any of the numerous mountains close to campus or work on technical skills in the gym. 

Team Schedule

Climbing Locations

Echo Crag at Franconia Notch
Rumney Rock Climbing Area
Cathedral Ledge in North Conway

Coaching Philosophy

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.
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Holderness School
33 Chapel Lane, Holderness NH, 03245
mail P.O Box 1879 Plymouth, NH 03264-1879
phone (603) 536-1257