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Elevation: 528 ft 161 m
GPS: 44.05466, -71.12931
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The two most popular destination areas surrounding the town of North Conway - Cathedral Ledge

and Whitehorse Ledge have their own main headings

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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 WM: North Conway

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V0 4
 50
Lateralus
Boulder
V3 6A
 14
Vale of Shadows
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 6
Cloud Drop
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 51
Tree Keys
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 52
Cakewalk
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Gaggle of Geese
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 87
Wanderlust
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 38
It's Not What It Seems
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
A Piece of Cake
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 36
Above and Beyond
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Around the Corner
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 28
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
 16
Castaways
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Move it or Lose it
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lateralus 02. Humphrey's… > Humphrey's Bouldering
 50
V0 4 Boulder
Vale of Shadows 02. Humphrey's… > Humphrey's Bouldering
 14
V3 6A Boulder
Cloud Drop 02. Humphrey's… > Humphrey's Bouldering
 6
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Tree Keys 02. Humphrey's… > 1. The Geriatric Walls
 51
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Cakewalk 02. Humphrey's… > 2. The Cakewalk Area
 52
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Gaggle of Geese 02. Humphrey's… > 1. The Geriatric Walls
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wanderlust 02. Humphrey's… > 2. The Cakewalk Area
 87
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
It's Not What It Seems 02. Humphrey's… > 1. The Geriatric Walls
 38
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
A Piece of Cake 02. Humphrey's… > 2. The Cakewalk Area
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Above and Beyond 02. Humphrey's… > 2. The Cakewalk Area
 36
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Around the Corner 02. Humphrey's… > 1. The Geriatric Walls
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Robinson Crusoe 02. Humphrey's… > 3. Dedication Area
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Lost and Found 02. Humphrey's… > 1. The Geriatric Walls
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Castaways 02. Humphrey's… > 3. Dedication Area
 16
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Move it or Lose it 02. Humphrey's… > 3. Dedication Area
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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