Elevation: 552 ft
GPS: 44.086, -71.165 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Oct 23, 2012 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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
 17
Lateralus
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 5
Hobbit Juice
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Cakewalk
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Gaggle of Geese
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 65
Wanderlust
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 26
It's Not What It Seems
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Run Don't Walk
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
A Piece of Cake
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
Above and Beyond
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Around the Corner
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
It's Five What?
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 22
Robinson Crusoe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Lost and Found
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Castaways
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Move it or Lose it
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lateralus Humphrey's Bouldering
 17
V0 4 Boulder
Hobbit Juice Humphrey's Bouldering
 5
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Cakewalk 2. The Cakewalk Area
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Gaggle of Geese 1. The Geriatric Walls
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wanderlust 2. The Cakewalk Area
 65
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
It's Not What It Seems 1. The Geriatric Walls
 26
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Run Don't Walk 2. The Cakewalk Area
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
A Piece of Cake 2. The Cakewalk Area
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Above and Beyond 2. The Cakewalk Area
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Around the Corner 1. The Geriatric Walls
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
It's Five What? 3. Dedication Area
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Robinson Crusoe 3. Dedication Area
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Lost and Found 1. The Geriatric Walls
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Castaways 3. Dedication Area
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Move it or Lose it 3. Dedication Area
 15
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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