Bryant Ledge Rock Climbing
Routes in Bryant Ledge
|Blueberry Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Diagonal T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Easy Morning T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Hand Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Left Out T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Millenium Falcon T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Right On T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Seaming T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X|
|Trees-a-crowd T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|GPS:||43.976, -71.685 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||matthewWallace on Aug 21, 2011|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
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Description[Updated and corrected Aug 2017 - R. Hall w/ permission of M Wallace, submitter]
This is a little cliff located very close to the road in Woodstock NH. The cliff is about 100 feet tall at it highest point and has a general dome shape. There is evidence of climbing here but I don't not know the extent of it, but there are 3 or 4 trees with very old slings on them. [2017 update, we found newer slings with quick-links on at least 4 or 5 trees. R Hall]
The parking area for Bryant Ledge is small only 2 or 3 cars can fit there so if it is full please respect it and don't park in the driveway that approaches the house(s). However, if you decided to go here you will probably have the place to yourself so parking should never be an issue.
Getting There2017 Note- Earlier postings incorrectly confused Parker Ledge and Parker Ledge Rd with Bryant Ledge and Bryant Ledge Rd. They are two completely different entities, about 2 miles apart, and it is not known if there actually are any routes on Parker Ledge.
From the south, take I-93 to exit 30, turn onto route 3 north, follow for 5 minutes and Bryant Ledge Rd will on your left. Pull in and park in the little pull off and the hiking trail to the top of the cliff leads right up from next to the telephone pole.
If you're coming from North Woodstock, Bryant Rd is on the right, about 3 miles south of the Rt3/Rt112 intersection in No. Woodstock.
There is a modern church directly across the steet.
PLEASE DON'T BOTHER THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE HOUSE(s) ON BRYANT LEDGE RD.
It looks as if before the house(s) were built you could just walk up Bryant road (it's only about 200 ft long, even today) and walk into the woods and in "3 minutes" and about 50-75 vertical ft of hiking, you'd be at the base. This access is now blocked by the houses, but the trail to the top seems to be a well-trodden local, unmarked path. Takes about 10 min. There's a fireplace-obolisk on the top, flying an American flag when we were there. From here walk 45 degrees left (directly towards Cannon Cliff) to, and through, a band of trees to open slab beyond. Scramble down this slab(s) to a tree and rap the rest of the way. If you find an established rap, there's a good chance it's a single 60m rap.
While I haven't done it, it appears that if you walk south on Rt3 for 50yds or so, and then head directly uphill you'd hit the base of the cliff very quickly, perhaps in only 3 minutes. Land ownership status of this approach, as well as the cliff itself and the path to the "summit" is not known. Please try to keep noise to a minimum and, of course, keep it clean (which the "summit" was when we were there!) [R Hall note, 2017]
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