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Elevation: 1,120 ft 341 m
GPS: 44.00669, -71.23158
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

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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
 24
Stop In French
Boulder
V5 6C
 6
Waltzing Matilda (Campfire Boulder)
Boulder
V6 7A
 11
The Butterknife (Butterknife Bldr)
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Father I Compress
Boulder
V8 7B
 5
Tsunami Sit (Tsunami Boulder)
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
Bon Temps Rouler
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 99
Vultures
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 75
Romper Room
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 112
Eyeless in Gaza
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 6
Toothless Grin
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 27
Mithras
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 16
Vanishing Point
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 12
Confederacy of Dunces
Trad, Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Exodus to the Promised Land
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Yellow Matter Custard
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stop In French Sundown Bouldering > 06. Campground Boulders
 24
V4 6B Boulder
Waltzing Matilda (Campfire… Sundown Bouldering > 06. Campground Boulders
 6
V5 6C Boulder
The Butterknife (Butterknif… Sundown Bouldering > 02. Tier 1 Left Side…
 11
V6 7A Boulder
Father I Compress Sundown Bouldering > 07. Main Cliff Boulders
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Tsunami Sit (Tsunami Boulder) Sundown Bouldering > 04. Tier 3 Boulders
 5
V8 7B Boulder
Bon Temps Rouler Main Cliff
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Vultures Main Cliff
 99
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Romper Room Main Cliff
 75
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Eyeless in Gaza Main Cliff
 112
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Toothless Grin Main Cliff
 6
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Mithras Main Cliff
 27
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Vanishing Point Main Cliff
 16
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Confederacy of Dunces Main Cliff
 12
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
Exodus to the Promised Land Main Cliff
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Yellow Matter Custard Main Cliff
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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