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Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs

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Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs  

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Location: 44.06349, -71.16594 View Map  Incorrect?
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Historic photo Doug Madara on the first winter asc...


Each winter, there are many classic ice climbs of varying difficulty on Cathedral Ledge.

Getting There 

All roads lead to North Conway, New Hampshire. From town, if you look northwest, you will see two cliffs. Cathedral Ledge is the right one, and Whitehorse Ledge is the left one.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs:
Thresher   WI3     Ice   
The Unicorn   WI4+     Ice, 1 pitch   
Goofers Delight   WI3     Ice, 200'   
North End Pillars   WI3-4     Ice   
Remission NEI 5+   WI5+ M5     Mixed, Ice, 3 pitches, 350'   
Repentance   WI5 M4-5     Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   
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Featured Route For Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs
1st pitch of Repentance, March, 2005.

Repentance WI5 M4-5  NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs
The route, the legend! Although Repentance has been outshined over the years in terms of pure difficulty, it remains an aesthetic and thrilling line with a satisfying combination of ice and rock. Navigating the finishing chockstone, with nearly four hundred feet of air under your feet, is unforgettable.Right of the Cathedral Cave, you will spy a continuous flow of ice choking the rock chimney of the same name. Get there early or late, you don't want to climb beneath another party on this one....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Jun 9, 2011
Check out the video of Steve House soloing both Repentance and Remission in the same day. It's impressive, for sure.

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