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Get Your ‘Rock On’ at Polar Caves in New Hampshire This Summer

On Belay at Polar Caves

Polar Caves park is located along the southeast border of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, offering guests, of all ages, seven unique adventure and outdoor experiences, including rock climbing, self-guided cave tours, animal park, and nature trails.

Located in Rumney, New Hampshire (one of the East Coast’s best rock climbing destinations), Polar Caves offers climbers of all ages and abilities the chance to climb in a secure, guided environment. The park provides guides, equipment, and step-by-step instruction to ensure that you 1) have tons of fun, and 2) reach the pinnacle of each of climbing route.

Ready to belay-on? Check out Polar Caves two unique rock climbing and mountaineering experiences:

The Glacial Wall

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of rock climbing, but didn’t know where to start, Polar Caves is the place. Five climbing routes with ursine names – think a difficulty scale that starts with the Little Cub Climb at 20 feet and progresses to the Polar Bear Climb at 42 feet – run the gamut from so-easy-a-kid-could-do-it, to you-better-not-look-down. 

The Ascent

Also known as the Via Ferrata, Italian for “iron road,” The Ascent is an iron road across the sky. What does that mean? Well, it’s a fully guided experience that challenges climbers to navigate 172 feet of iron steps hammered into a sheer cliff wall. You’re strapped in of course with a sturdy harness, and at the end of the adventure, you’ll repel back to basecamp. Sound pretty cool? Girlfriend, it’s so cool, it’s polar.

What else is there to do at Polar Caves this summer? In addition to one of the coolest rock climbing trips in New Hampshire, Polar Caves features nine granite caves open for exploration. Wooden walkways will guide you through the caves with names like “The Lemon Squeeze,” “Polar Pinch,” and “Fat Man’s Misery.” Navigate the caves and swing on over to The Baker River Mining Company to mine for gemstones in a sluice, or sample New Hampshire-made maple treats at the Maple Sugar House & Museum. Take a leisurely walk and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding White Mountains on the Rocky Ridge Way, or feed our herd of fallow deer at the animal park. Don’t miss out on seeing our New Maple Museum or sample New Hampshire-made maple treats at the beautiful Maple Lodge.  Be sure to find a unique gift from our Main Lodge to remember your visit to Polar Caves.