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Submitted By: matthew ritter on Oct 29, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Large Dead Tree marks the start of the path

Description 

Found Ledge is a great little obscure crag hosting some cool looking old school sport routes, slabs, and quality crack climbs. For the White Mountain obscurist, Found Ledge is a fun find.

These routes don't get climbed much, don't expect the most perfect granite, and remember, scrubbing cracks that look like they haven't been climbed in 20 years is fun. [NOTE: Since this area was posted (in 2011) and the above written, there has been more traffic and more scrubbing, at least on the "Little Slab", and I would say the Dunn Boulder looks OK too. RHall Fall 2014]

Getting There 

From Conway, drive 4.9 miles west on the Kanc to a pulloff on the south side of the road. The pulloff is 1.2 miles east of the Albany Covered Bridge. (There is a "Scenic By-Ways" sign on the north [river] side of the road. (photo)]

Look for the big downed tree (photo), cross over the tree and in a few paces turn left (east) along a clear area (old logging road???) [You are now walking parallel to the Kanc* towards Conway.] Follow this 100 yds*, or so, until almost at the stream, turn right and follow a fairly cleared (2013-2014) path up through the woods. After 10-15 minutes up this path you'll go through a large blown-down tree, and 2-3 minutes later reach the stream at a large cairn (photo).

At the cairn, the best path now** is to cross the stream to the left and diagonal steeply up hill (the only even moderately steep terrain on the approach). About 5-10 minutes later the path will turn from spruce to hardwood forest and the path will swing around to the right and reach a "T-branch". [The "T" is before you step over the depression (which is the nascent stream bed) towards the Dunn Boulder, which should be easily visible (photo).] It should take you about 20-25 min. the first time you hike this, much less once you know the path.

Go straight ahead for the Dunn Boulder (photo) and the Main Cliff.

Turn left for the Little Slab and for the Lumberjack Wall. Turning left the path moves through open hardwoods for a minute or two, then turns right to pick up the small drainage from the Little Slab and climbs directly up. About 1-2 minutes from the "T". Lumberjack is left of Little Slab.


[ * Yes, seemingly you could have parked the car this 100yds east of the big tree and saved this "backtracking", but the woods between the road and the clear (logging?) road are quite swampy and messy going. ]

[ ** An older, now more overgrown, approach may have followed the stream on the right up to the Dunn Boulder. ]

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.5 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Found Ledge:
Brilliant   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Little Slab
A Little Slabba Do Ya   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   The Little Slab
Elvis Is In The House   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 75'   The Little Slab
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Sign on the Kanc (facing westbound traffic), on th...
BETA PHOTO: Sign on the Kanc (facing westbound traffic), on th...
Crag Y from Found Ledge
Crag Y from Found Ledge
a skull we found on the way in!
a skull we found on the way in!

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 12, 2010
I am excited to see what this place has to offer.

Do the boulders there look like they have anything good on them?
By apross
Apr 29, 2010
This is a great cliff and it would be a good public service duty to sort the approach out and give the crag some loving.
There is not a bad rte on it with all types of climbing.
I remember the boulders being high (15/20ft?) with a few problems.
By john strand
From: southern colo
May 25, 2010
I think Jerry Handren has been going in here recently for his new book. Lot's of good lines.
By apross
May 25, 2010
yeah John, Jerry was just there and scrubbed the crag.
Get up there soon while its pristine!
By joshua corbett
From: Wolfeboro NH
Oct 31, 2011
We found it faster to bushwack from the parking to the cliff it only took like 25 to 35 minutes, and it was a flat walk if you followed it along the hillside.We also had a GPS
By Robert Hall
Administrator
Sep 23, 2013
APPROACH- The "Getting There" section has been updated.
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