Areas in *Whitehorse Ledge
1. The Cosmic Crag 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
2. South Buttress 27 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
3. Steak Sauce Boulder 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
4. The Gargoyal Buttress 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
5. Children's Crusade Wall 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
6. Echo Roof 21 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
7. The Slabs 30 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 30
8) The Last Wave Slab 4 / 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Whitehorse Ledge Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
|GPS:||44.055, -71.167 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||lee hansche on Jan 16, 2007|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionWhitehorse Ledge is a huge chunk of granite that is host to a wide variety of climbing styles from face climbs to cracks to of course slabs. The cliff is known for its stellar slab climbing. Often bold and always what you think of when you think slab. Routes like Standard Route (5.5), Interloper (5.10c), and Sliding Board (5.7) set the standard in New England for slab climbing.
As you follow the cliff south, it gets progressively steeper and steeper until you get to the south buttress a collection of cracks and face climbs that deserves much more attention. Here the gems are climbs like the classic link up Hotter Than Hell (5.9) to Inferno (5.8), Atlantis (5.10b), and a host of killer exposed mostly bolted (but not sport bolted)face climbs.
The variety at Whitehorse makes it hard to include everything. For example, the routes are of all varieties from short crack climbs to 1000+ft smooth slabs. Some routes eat up gear while others run out entire pitches all the way to the anchor.
Best thing to do is find a climb that suits you and get after it. Climbing on this cliff, rich with history, variety and personality will help you learn the skills you need to climb anywhere you please.
The south buttress is a prime area to climb in the colder months due to its southern exposure.
Getting ThereFrom EMS/IME in North Conway hook up with river rd. after less than a mile turn left on to west side road. Follow for a mile or so (you will pass the lobster trap restaurant). Turn right in to the white mountain hotel and resort, take your first right (toward the hotel) park in the lot near the maintenance shed. DO NOT PARK IN THE HOTEL LOT, that's for the sophisticated types. Walk up the road while hotel guests give you funny looks and find the trail in the corner of the main parking lot.
The slabs will be in front of you another trail takes you south through the wood to access the south buttress
Classic Climbing Routes at *Whitehorse Ledge
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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