Mount Monadnock Climber's Log

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Chinigo - Sep 2, 2008 10:51 am Date Climbed: May 1, 1978

My first mountain  Sucess!

I first climbed this as a school field trip in 7th grade (I think - it was a long time ago) by going up the White Dot and back down the White Cross. Since then I have enjoyed hiking up and down several (6 or 7) times more, most recently in 2007 via the Marlboro. It was the first mountain I ever climbed.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 20, 2008 10:56 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2008

5x  Sucess!

Last climbed via the scenic Pumpelly Trail. I had the summit to myself for about 15 minutes on a sunny but crisp morning.


WickedRugged - Dec 4, 2007 10:46 am

White Dot Trail  Sucess!

Climbed this guy twice, don't remember exactly when. It was my first hike in NH way back when I was a kid, and I loved it. My second trip was also great, but I did feel like there were just too many other people on the trail for my liking. I would recommend trying to find a time when there are fewer people, but it is enjoyable all the same.


tigerlilly - Sep 23, 2007 6:10 pm

Good Memories

Golly. I grew up climbing this hill. Good hike for kids. Can be quite popular and busy in the summer. Wait till the fall. I went to school nearby, so I must have climbed this literally, a dozen times! ha ha


RockOn - Aug 15, 2007 9:07 pm

My Son's first mountain  Sucess!

Did it with my wife and our 1 year old (ish) son. I had to wear him most of the time but I'm sure he loved it. We did.


Lips74 - May 29, 2007 8:46 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Crowds  Sucess!

Up the White Dot down the White Cross. Very crowded trail. Perfect conditions, 70 degrees and sunny. Solid wind at the summit, upwards of 30mph. Fun Hike/Scramble.

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - May 25, 2007 8:06 pm

Route Climbed: Trail  Sucess!

Great views, fun hike. One of my first peaks back as a teenager.

eric b

eric b - Oct 12, 2006 9:45 pm

white dot / white cross  Sucess!

This is the most climbed mountain in North America. it is covered with people and is very much the antithesis of why i hike. on a positive note however there are many areas throughout where bouldering is good. all 5.5 type stuff so no ropes are necessary.


bidwelldk - Sep 15, 2006 1:48 pm

A New England Staple  Sucess!

If you live in New England, you have to climb Monadnock! A great hike with great views. Good for kids.


vapor0278 - Sep 8, 2006 2:51 am

fun mountain for beginners  Sucess!

i've also climbed Monadnok on atleast 3 other occassions. i've done the white dot trail and red spot trail. i would have to say the white dot is more fun. though red spot is challenging, the white spot is a little more relaxed and with a few good places to scramble it can be a lot of fun!

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Jun 26, 2006 6:01 am

Route Climbed: Pumpelly Trail Date Climbed: August, 1991  Sucess!

Climbed this in the summer of 1991, The one thing that stands out in my memory of this hike is the large crowd on the summit. It's a little different out west.


dillweed - May 9, 2006 12:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1999

fun hike - great views  Sucess!

Coming from the Rocky Mountains of Utah, this peak was easy, but beautiful. Rewarding views from the top. The hike through the woods, scrambling up the granite was my favorite part of the hike. I could see the towers of Boston from there - it was very cool. Hiking the mountain made me feel at home for a few hours. The day we hiked it, we were one of the few groups on the trail - the solitude was wonderful. There are some pretty lakes in the area too. I wish I had the time that I could have camped out and built a campfire and slept under the stars.


e-doc - Feb 28, 2006 12:59 pm

dayhike  Sucess!

I've hiked up here twice while in NH with my wife. What a great little mountain.


BearQueen - Feb 24, 2006 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2003

White Dot-White Cross  Sucess!

This was a fun hike!


crag - Nov 3, 2005 2:04 pm

Route Climbed: Several Date Climbed: 1994  Sucess!

Fun little peak, very popular especially on summer weekends.


strawd - Sep 6, 2005 5:51 pm

Route Climbed: White Dot Date Climbed: June 1964  Sucess!

I climbed this mountain twice in the early 60's as a teenager, once with my family and the other time with our church youth group. It was the first mountain of any size that I ever climbed. The most amazing thing was the cool-aid stand at the top: runners would scuttle up and down the granite slopes to bring refreshment for us thirsty hikers (at a small price). The weather was cool enough that you wouldn't think to bring water along. Now when I climb, water is one of the main considerations. It was crowded even then, but still a really nice place to spend the day.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 19, 2005 6:39 pm

Date Climbed: 199?  Sucess!

First peak!


nartreb - Mar 16, 2005 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: many Date Climbed: many  Sucess!

For a while I climbed Monadnock at least twice a year - as a season-opener and a season-ender. This year I kept hiking year-round, but still climbed it twice. This weekend's climb was a fallback plan due to iffy forecast further north and a foot of new snow - still met a dozen people on the mountain. A very fun little hike if you don''t mind crowds.


H2SO4 - Feb 26, 2005 10:14 pm

Route Climbed: White Arrow, Fairy Spring, Smith Summit Trails, off trail Date Climbed: February 24 2005  Sucess!

Great hike, I love the rime ice. You sure wouldn't know about the 125,000 people each year if you only did it in the winter! If your're interested, check out my trip report "Double Jeopardy". (Sorry, no idea how to make a link)

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 10:42 pm

Route Climbed: Pumpelly Trail Date Climbed: October 1989  Sucess!

Nice hike through evergreens to a crowd on top.

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