Elevation: 552 ft
GPS: 44.08571, -71.16471
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Oct 23, 2012 · Updates
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Description

A next door neighbor that is way less crowded than Cathedral and Whitehorse, with many moderate routes and boulder problems that are really fun.

Southern aspect of this cliff means that it is climbable even on the most chilling of the fall and spring days.

Infamous for poor rock quality, Humphrey's Ledge actually has pretty decent rock. Especially decent on the left and central sections of cliff.

Climbing on this cliff is frequently overlooked.

Humphrey's is to Cathedral and Whitehorse what Echo Crag is to Cannon. Definitely a worthwhile trip/change/adventure.

Getting There

From the north side of North Conway, turn onto River Road at a traffic light near the Eastern Slope Inn and head downhill under a railroad trestle toward the obvious cliff. Cross the river and follow the road past the Shartner strawberry fields. Continue past Cathedral Ledge and Diana's Bath. As you come up to a dip and right curve you'll see Humphrey's directly ahead. Parking is allowed on the cliff side ONLY.

From the west or north on Rt. 302 turn right onto West Side Road. Follow this road about 3 miles, the cliff will be on your right across from the Lady Blanche House.

The approach trail begins almost directly across from The Lady Blanche House driveway. Go up a short steepish 20' banking (well worn path) toward 2 large boulders. The trail heads up behind these boulders.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Humphrey's Ledge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 40
Lateralus
Boulder
V1+ 5
 16
Tall Crack
Boulder
V3 6A
 14
Vale of Shadows
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 6
Cloud Drop
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Cakewalk
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Gaggle of Geese
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Wanderlust
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 32
It's Not What It Seems
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
A Piece of Cake
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 31
Above and Beyond
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
Around the Corner
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 27
Robinson Crusoe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Lost and Found
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 13
Castaways
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Move it or Lose it
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lateralus Humphrey's Bouldering
 40
V0 4 Boulder
Tall Crack Humphrey's Bouldering
 16
V1+ 5 Boulder
Vale of Shadows Humphrey's Bouldering
 14
V3 6A Boulder
Cloud Drop Humphrey's Bouldering
 6
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Cakewalk 2. The Cakewalk Area
 47
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Gaggle of Geese 1. The Geriatric Walls
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wanderlust 2. The Cakewalk Area
 80
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
It's Not What It Seems 1. The Geriatric Walls
 32
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
A Piece of Cake 2. The Cakewalk Area
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Above and Beyond 2. The Cakewalk Area
 31
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Around the Corner 1. The Geriatric Walls
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Robinson Crusoe 3. Dedication Area
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Lost and Found 1. The Geriatric Walls
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Castaways 3. Dedication Area
 13
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Move it or Lose it 3. Dedication Area
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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