N3C OVERVIEW & BACKGROUND
The North Country Climbing Center (or N3C for short) is the ONLY full-service climbing gym serving the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Continue reading for the N3C Overview Background.
6,000 square feet of climbing
Varied terrain for all ages and abilities
Roped climbing up to 4 stories high
Nationally certified instruction
Rental gear for adults and children
N3C was founded in 2014 by Rusty and Jessica Talbot. Design of the facility started in March, construction began in July, and we opened for business on October 26th.
We conducted a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) process to determine the best wall builder for N3C, during which we received proposals and initial designs from Walltopia, Rockwerx, Eldorado Climbing Walls, Entre Prises, and Leading Edge Climbing Walls. After extensive research and analysis we chose to work with Leading Edge Climbing Walls because of their professionalism, attention to detail, exceptional craftsmanship, flexible approach to designing and building walls, and personal interest in implementing the right walls for us.
N3C is a member of the Climbing Wall Association (CWA) and attended the 2014 CWA Summit (annual industry conference) in Boulder, Colorado. Our walls were built to CWA engineering standards.
The mission of the North Country Climbing Center is to be both the epicenter of and a strong catalyst for climbing and adventure in the region.
- Our modern indoor climbing gym provides fun, challenging, and exciting experiences for climbers of all ages and skills.
- We know that there is much more to climbing than just the physical movement up a wall.
- We foster an inclusive community that forges trust, friendship, and a sense of belonging.
- We aim to inspire and challenge all members of our community to have the skills and confidence to tackle new adventures in our gym, in the mountains, and throughout their lives.
Visitor and Liability Release Agreement
All visitors, whether they are climbing or not, must complete a Visitor Agreement. Any visitor under the age of 18 years must have their parent or legal guardian sign their form. For your convenience, we now offer ONLINE WAIVERS!
If you prefer, you can download a copy of it, print it off, sign it, and bring it in. If you do that, please write legibly! We actually do read and transcribe all the information from the form into our customer database. Also, note that the signature space is on the second page.