Elevation: 1,120 ft
GPS: 44.007, -71.232 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Aug 19, 2012 with improvements by Ron Birk
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

This area encompasses all of Sundown's many separate cliffs: The Main Cliff, Lost Horizon Cliff, The Outback Cliff, The Far Cliff, and Gill's Groove Crag.

Sundown Ledge is really the centerpiece of the Kancamagus climbing area. While probably 90% of the climbing activity is rightly focused on The Main Cliff or Lost Horizon Cliff, climbers who venture off the beaten path will be rewarded by solitude, and in some cases, some of the best climbing the area has to offer.

Getting There

All of the Sundown cliffs can be accessed from the parking lot by the Albany Covered Bridge. This is located where Passaconaway Road (aka Dugway Road) intersects with the Kancamagus Highway.

106 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sundown Ledge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 5
Stop In French
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 46
Rock Garden
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 36
Punk Rock
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Bon Temps Rouler
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Kennel Boy
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 75
Vultures
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
Agent Orange
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 68
Dikenstein
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 25
The Promised Land
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 54
Romper Room
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 83
Eyeless in Gaza
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 16
Mithras
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
Confederacy of Dunces
Trad, Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Yellow Matter Custard
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Naugahyde
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stop In French Sundown Boulder… > Boulder Loop Trail Bo…
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Rock Garden Lost Horizon
 46
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Punk Rock Lost Horizon
 36
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Bon Temps Rouler Main Cliff
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Kennel Boy Lost Horizon
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Vultures Main Cliff
 75
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Agent Orange Main Cliff
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Dikenstein Main Cliff
 68
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Promised Land Main Cliff
 25
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Romper Room Main Cliff
 54
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Eyeless in Gaza Main Cliff
 83
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mithras Main Cliff
 16
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Confederacy of Dunces Main Cliff
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
Yellow Matter Custard Main Cliff
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Naugahyde Alcohol Wall
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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