North Country Climbing Center

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.


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.


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.