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Areas in Humphrey's Ledge

Cake Walk Area, The 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Dedication Area, The 6 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Geriatric Walls, The 8 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Humphrey's Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Humphrey's Hollow 8 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Wiessner Route Area, The 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4

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 will 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.

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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
 9
Lateralus
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 5
Hobbit Juice
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Cake Walk
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Gaggle of Geese
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Wanderlust
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 23
It's Not What It Seems
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Run Don't Walk
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
A Piece of Cake
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 20
Above and Beyond
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Around the Corner
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
It's Five What?
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 17
Robinson Crusoe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Lost and Found
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Castaways
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Move it or Lose it
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lateralus Humphrey's Bouldering
 9
V0 4 Boulder
Hobbit Juice Humphrey's Bouldering
 5
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Cake Walk Cake Walk Area
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Gaggle of Geese Geriatric Walls
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wanderlust Cake Walk Area
 58
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
It's Not What It Seems Geriatric Walls
 23
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Run Don't Walk Cake Walk Area
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
A Piece of Cake Cake Walk Area
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Above and Beyond Cake Walk Area
 20
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Around the Corner Geriatric Walls
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
It's Five What? Dedication Area
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Robinson Crusoe Dedication Area
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Lost and Found Geriatric Walls
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Castaways Dedication Area
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Move it or Lose it Dedication Area
 14
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Joe M.    
Would be awesome if someone added in the bouldering to this page. Good roadside bouldering with a short approach... Jan 2, 2013
Shane Noble
Portland, Maine
Shane Noble   Portland, Maine
Found a nice pair of sunglasses here yesterday (5/13/14) shoot me a pm with description and i'll get them back to you. May 14, 2014

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