Woodchuck Ledge Rock Climbing
|GPS:||43.998, -71.2 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||nhclimber on Apr 27, 2009|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer|
DescriptionAwesome cliff with climbs of all grades. South facing and you'll probrably be alone. Screaming Yellow Zonkers is here, that alone should make it a destination.
[additions below by R Hall Oct-Nov 2017]
The individual areas are numbered so that they are listed Left to Right (as you come across them from the approach trail) on the lower level, then Left to Right again on the "Upper" level.
As Mark says (COMMENT below) with the two different levels the cliff is a bit complex, so a crude sketch of the main areas is given below. Hope this helps the "first timers" to this cliff. The blue-dashed lines are "paths/scrambles".
...................................................Sub-Areas named on photo, click to enlarge
Getting ThereFrom Conway, drive Passaconaway road (west, towards the Albany covered bridge) till you see the cliff on the right. Drive around the bend till you see a pull off on right with 3 stones guarding the trail and a Forest Service "No camping..." sign. Hike up the old logging trail about 10-15 min. until you see a side path to the left with a cairn about 6 ft in on the path, take this 10+/- min. and you will reach the far left side of the cliff. The first cliff you come to is overgrown; Gravity cliff is to the right. [Italic is updated info, Oct 2017, RHall Admin.]
Coming from the Kanc, the pull-off is about 2.6 miles down Passaconaway Rd. from the Albany Covered Bridge, on your left.
Work your way right for the various walls in order: Gravity, Jurassic, Zonkers (left up a gully a little from the Caterpillar), Caterpillar, The Diamond, and the Main Wall. The Playground is reached by taking the gully past Zonkers and continuing to scramble up and left a few minutes. The upper Tier is the left side of the Main Wall, above the Caterpillar and Diamond.
Classic Climbing Routes at Woodchuck Ledge
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