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Areas in North Conway

Cemetery Cliff 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Humphrey's Ledge 33 / 19 / 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 56
Saco Crag 4 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Elevation: 528 ft
GPS: 44.055, -71.129 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: M Sprague on Aug 24, 2015
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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work in progress - this one's got to be good. Who's up for it?

The two most popular destination areas surrounding the town of North Conway - Cathedral Ledge
and Whitehorse Ledge have their own main headings

Getting There



Most New England climbers know how to get to North Conway, sort of the way New York City climbers know how to get to the Gunks.

However, for those from out-of-area here are a few tips:

1) Driving from the south - Almost everywhere is south of North Conway, although a few places, like the Adirondacks, are West. Get a map of NH and find Rochester. It's about 60 miles south of North Conway. Drive north on Route 16 to North Conway...simple! Alternately, plug zip code 03860 into your GPS and follow its directions.

2) Driving from the west - "Can't get there from here." For example, "as the crow flys" the High Peaks/Chapel Pond areas of the Adirondacks are about 150 miles from North Conway, and about 180 miles by road (and ferry). Figure on 4 1/2 to 5 hours. The fastest way seems to be the Essex-Charlotte ferry, north to Rt 89, (easiest, but not the fastest, is to take Rt 7 north to Rt 89), then Rt 89 south to Montpelier, Rt 2 east to Rt 91, Rt 91 south to Rt 93, Rt 93 south to Route 302 and Rt 302 east to North Conway. Told ya !

3) Flying in - While "gut reaction" is to fly into either Boston (3 hrs drive), or Manchester (2 to 2 1/2 hrs drive) the closest commercial airport is actually Portland Maine. It is only about 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hr drive to North Conway. [Take Maine Rt 22W to Rt 114N to Rt 25W to Rt 113N to Rt 302W in Fryeburg ME, then 302W into North Conway; do NOT take Rt 302 all the way, esp. in summer)

If you're lucky enough to fly by private plane, Fryeburg Maine has a very nice regional airport with a paved runway. We used to have one in North Conway, but it got turned into a shopping center!

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Conway

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
Lateralus
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cake Walk
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wanderlust
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
It's Not What It Seems
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Run Don't Walk
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
A Piece of Cake
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Above and Beyond
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Around the Corner
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Robinson Crusoe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sorry Rob Two Fingers
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lost and Found
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Castaways
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Move it or Lose it
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Carpe Diem
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Smear Factor
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lateralus Humphrey's Ledge > Humphrey's Bouldering V0 4 Boulder
Cake Walk Humphrey's Ledge > Cake Walk Area 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Wanderlust Humphrey's Ledge > Cake Walk Area 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
It's Not What It Seems Humphrey's Ledge > Geriatric Walls 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Run Don't Walk Humphrey's Ledge > Cake Walk Area 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
A Piece of Cake Humphrey's Ledge > Cake Walk Area 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Above and Beyond Humphrey's Ledge > Cake Walk Area 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Around the Corner Humphrey's Ledge > Geriatric Walls 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Robinson Crusoe Humphrey's Ledge > Dedication Area 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Sorry Rob Two Fingers Humphrey's Ledge > Humphrey's Hollow 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Lost and Found Humphrey's Ledge > Geriatric Walls 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Castaways Humphrey's Ledge > Dedication Area 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Move it or Lose it Humphrey's Ledge > Dedication Area 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Carpe Diem Humphrey's Ledge > Wiessner Route Area 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Smear Factor Humphrey's Ledge > Humphrey's Hollow 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, Sport
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