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Humphrey's Ledge

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Humphrey's Ledge  


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Location: 44.0705, -71.1711 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

47 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',5],['5.8',10],['5.9',8],['5.10',12],['5.11',4],['5.12',3],['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 Humphrey's Ledge:
Adanedi   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Humphrey's Hollow
Cake Walk   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   The Cake Walk Area
It's Not What It Seems   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 70'   The Geriatric Walls
Six Bolts and a Plug   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Dedication Area
Wanderlust   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   The Cake Walk Area
Little Wing   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 55'   Humphrey's Hollow
A Piece of Cake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   The Cake Walk Area
Think Fast Mr. Moto   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   The Cake Walk Area
Run Don't Walk   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   The Cake Walk Area
Above and Beyond   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   The Cake Walk Area
Around the Corner   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Geriatric Walls
Robinson Crusoe   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   The Dedication Area
Lost and Found   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Geriatric Walls
Castaways   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 50'   The Dedication Area
Move it or Lose it   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Dedication Area
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Featured Route For Humphrey's Ledge
Just before the first bolt Photo: Jon Howard

Procession 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  NH : Humphrey's Ledge : The Wiessner Route Area
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

Photos of Humphrey's Ledge Slideshow Add Photo
Looking toward Cathedral Ledge
Looking toward Cathedral Ledge
Left side of Humphrey's
Left side of Humphrey's
View of Humphrey's Ledge.
BETA PHOTO: View of Humphrey's Ledge.
Main Cliff (left side) Quick Topo
Main Cliff (left side) Quick Topo
Looking toward N. Conway
Looking toward N. Conway
Geriatric Wall Quick Topo
Geriatric Wall Quick Topo

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By Joe M.
Jan 2, 2013
Would be awesome if someone added in the bouldering to this page. Good roadside bouldering with a short approach...
By Shane N
From: Portland, Maine
May 14, 2014
Found a nice pair of sunglasses here yesterday (5/13/14) shoot me a pm with description and i'll get them back to you.