A next door neighbor that is way less crowded than Cathedral and Whitehorse, with many moderate routes and boulder problems that are really fun.
Southern aspect of this cliff means that it is climbable even on the most chilling of the fall and spring days.
Infamous for poor rock quality, Humphrey's Ledge actually has pretty decent rock. Especially decent on the left and central sections of cliff.
Climbing on this cliff is frequently overlooked.
Humphrey's is to Cathedral and Whitehorse what Echo Crag is to Cannon. Definitely a worthwhile trip/change/adventure.
From the north side of North Conway, turn onto River Road at a traffic light near the Eastern Slope Inn and head downhill under a railroad trestle toward the obvious cliff. Cross the river and follow the road past the Shartner strawberry fields. Continue past Cathedral Ledge and Diana's Bath. As you come up to a dip and right curve you will see Humphrey's directly ahead. Parking is allowed on the cliff side ONLY. From the north on Rt. 302 turn right onto West Side Road. Follow this road about 3 miles, the cliff will be on your right across from the Lady Blanche House.
For the first section, a few small/medium nuts and a single set of TCUs or similar. You might want an extra finger-sized piece to protect the moves through the overhang to the first bolt.From there, 7 bolts to anchor....[more]Browse More Classics in NH