New Hampshire Climbing Guide -- Mountaineering Instructor -- Member of The North Face Climbing Team

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Mark Synnot - AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Certified
Rock Guide


I personally believe that every committed dedicated climber should climb at least one big wall in their lives. And yes, that big wall would be El Cap. An ascent of the Nose or the Salathe Wall is a rite of passage as a climber, and I have not met too many people who didn’t secretly harbor the desire to climb the Big Stone one day. As it turns out, the granite here in the Mt. Washington Valley is very similar to the rock in Yosemite, and Cathedral and Cannon Cliff are ideal training grounds for the climber with Yosemite aspirations.



As a seasoned big wall climber, I can take you through the entire process step by step. I learned to big wall climb through the process of trial and error, so my techniques are not things I’ve read out of a book. The methods I teach are the ones that I’ve found have worked the best for me. So whether you’re just looking to learn basic aid technique, or you’re prepping for a summer attempt on the Nose, I have the experience and the route knowledge to help you achieve your goals.
Synnott Mountain Guides Climbing Courses
Intro to Mountaineering - 2 day with overnight
Custom Private Mountaineering Program
Mt. Washington Guided Hike
Mt. Washington One Day Winter Ascent
Intro to Mountaineering - 3 day with overnight
Intermediate Mountaineering
Mt. Rainier Prep
Mt. Washington Observatory Overnight
Presidential Traverse
Lion's Head Winter Route Overview
Tuckerman Ravine Winter Climbing Overview
Intro to Rock Climbing
Family Rock Climbing
Cathedral Ledge Overview
Whitehorse Ledge Overview
Custom Private Rock Climbing Course
Advanced Rock Climbing Techniques
Toprope Set-ups
Learn to Lead course
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses and Exams
Youth Rock Climbing Overnight Camp June 24-27,2016
Maine - Acadia Rock Climbing
Mt. Katahdin Alpine Rock Climbing
Custom Backpacking Overnight
Custom Private Ice Climbing Course
Intro to Ice Climbing
Intermediate Ice Climbing
Advanced Ice Climbing
Grafton Notch Ice Climbing
Mixed Climbing 101
Aid Climbing Instruction
Introduction to Self-Rescue
Intro to Backcountry Ski
Advanced Backcountry Skiing
Huntington Ravine Gully Skiing
Mt. Washington Avalanche Awareness Course
AIARE Level 1
Cotopaxi Expedition
Mexican Volcanoes Expedition
Aconcagua Expedition