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Description

Found Ledge is a great little crag hosting some cool looking old school "sport" routes, slabs, and quality crack climbs. Found Ledge is a fun find, although a bit more obscure than its larger brother "Lost Ledge".

The Little Slab offers some nice 5.7 to 5.8+/5.9-, slab climbing fairly well protected with 3/8" bolts; some routes might even qualify as "sport" climbs. By moving about on lower-angled slab at the level of the anchors, one can even TR the more difficult climbs after leading one of the easier routes.

More serious "stuff" can be found on the Dunn Boulder , Main Wall, and the Lumberjack Wall.

These climbs are relatively short and the trees make this cliff slow to dry out.

Getting There

From Conway, drive 4.9 miles west on the Kanc to a pulloff on the south side of the road. The pulloff is 1.2 miles east of the Albany Covered Bridge. (There is a "Scenic By-Ways" sign on the north [river] side of the road. (photo)]

About 100 yds west of the "Scenic By-Ways" sign (just where the road starts to curve) look for the big downed tree (photo), cross over the tree and in a few paces turn left (east) along a clear area (old logging road???) [You are now walking parallel to the Kanc* towards Conway.] Follow this 100 yds*, or so, until almost at the stream, turn right [cairn at base of tree] and follow a fairly cleared (2013-2014) path up through the woods. After 10-15 minutes up this path you'll go through a large blown-down tree, and 2-3 minutes later reach the stream at a large cairn (photo).

At the cairn, the best path now** is to cross the stream to the left and diagonal steeply up hill (the only even moderately steep terrain on the approach). About 5-10 minutes later the path will turn from spruce to hardwood forest and the path will swing around to the right and reach a "T-branch". [The "T" is before you step over the depression (which is the nascent stream bed) towards the Dunn Boulder, which should be easily visible (photo).] It should take you about 20-25 min. the first time you hike this, less once you know the path.

See the photo "Map of Area near cliffs".

Go straight ahead for the Dunn Boulder (photo) and the Main Cliff.

For Little Slab and Lumberjack Wall turn left before the Dunn Boulder [map in the Handren guide is wrong. Where the map shows moving left from the Main Wall is a jungle of boulders and vegetation. ] After turning left, the path moves through open hardwoods for a minute or two, passes to climber's right of a boulder, and then turns right to pick up the small drainage from the Little Slab and climbs directly up. About 1-2 minutes from the "T". Lumberjack is left of Little Slab.


[ * Yes, seemingly you could have parked the car this 100yds east of the big tree and saved this "backtracking", but the woods between the road and the clear (logging?) road are quite swampy and messy going. ]

[ ** An older, now more overgrown, approach may have followed the stream on the right up to the Dunn Boulder. ]

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J F M A M J J A S O N D
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As of July 2017, the description of the hike to the crag is spot on. Also, thanks to whoever put up some orange tape to mark the trail along the way... Jul 4, 2017
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
APPROACH- The "Getting There" section has been updated. Sep 23, 2013
joshua corbett
Wolfeboro NH
joshua corbett   Wolfeboro NH
We found it faster to bushwack from the parking to the cliff it only took like 25 to 35 minutes, and it was a flat walk if you followed it along the hillside.We also had a GPS Oct 31, 2011
apross  
yeah John, Jerry was just there and scrubbed the crag.
Get up there soon while its pristine! May 25, 2010
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
I think Jerry Handren has been going in here recently for his new book. Lot's of good lines. May 25, 2010
apross  
This is a great cliff and it would be a good public service duty to sort the approach out and give the crag some loving.
There is not a bad rte on it with all types of climbing.
I remember the boulders being high (15/20ft?) with a few problems. Apr 29, 2010
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I am excited to see what this place has to offer.

Do the boulders there look like they have anything good on them? Apr 12, 2010

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