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Bryant Ledge

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Bryant Ledge Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.0179, -71.6869 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: matthewWallace on Aug 21, 2011
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Description 

This is a little cliff located 3 mins from the road in Woodstock NH. The cliff is about 100 feet tall at it highest point and has a general dome shape. There is evidence of climbing here but I dont not know the extent of it, but there are 3 or 4 trees with very old slings on them.

The parking area for Bryant Ledge is small only 2 or 3 cars can fit there so if it is full please respect it and dont park in the driveway that approaches the house. However, if you decided to go here you will probably have the place to yourself so parking should never be an issue.

Getting There 

Take I-93 to exit 30, turn onto route 3 north, follow for 5 minutes and Parker Ledge Rd will on your left. Park in the little pull off and the hiking trail leads right up from the next to the telephone pole.

DON'T BOTHER THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE AT THE HOUSE ON PARKER LEDGE RD.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 2.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Rock Climbing Photo: Seaming up the slab

Seaming 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NH : WM: Lincoln Area : Bryant Ledge
To the left of "Hand Crack" is a crack/seam that runs to the tree cluster of "Hand Cracks" anchor.Climb to the start of "Hand Crack" and traverse left 15 feet to the start of the slabby seam. Honestly I thought it was a really fun route but have your head on tight because the gear is mostly really bad or non existent. It's really easy to set up a TR from the tope of Hand Crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 21, 2011
I have climbed two routes here that we believe have been climbed before, one certainly has been climbed. I would like to get as much info possible about the routes, developers, history etc of Bryant Ledge.

I do know that people climbed here as early as the 1980's but I do not know to what extent. Please provide as much info as possible and I will add it to the description!

This is the dome you can see when driving on the highway, there seems to be much potential here!
By burlap submariner
Sep 15, 2011
I was shown this cliff by my friend who had a cabin nearly across the street from the crag, pretty cool little spot for an afternoon session. I would talk to john sykes, if anyone would know it would be him or jamie cunningham.
By Jeffrey.LeCours
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From: New Hampshire
Apr 17, 2013
I wonder if this used to be (or is now) known as Parker Ledge. I saw it listed as this on one topo... and the street you park on is Parker Ledge. However, other topos list it as Bryant Ledge.
By beensandbagged
From: R.I.
Nov 17, 2013
Climbing on this ledge goes back to the 70's it was the first place I climbed, and that was 1973. I was living in Woodstock just down the road. At the time there were rumors of Dave Tibbits and Howard Peterson spending some time there. These two were active on Cannon in the early 70's and lived in the area.
By ANM
Nov 29, 2016
This cliff was known as Woodstock dome for a long time - and is referenced in one of earlier Cannon guidebooks (grey cover, 72?). Pretty much all he routes listed and more were climbed multiple times back in the early to mid 70's if not before. And yes Howard Peterson, Dave Tibbits, John Porter and probably Roger Martin were all involved in the development. Before the houses started encroaching it was a great place to have a few beers and do short & fun climbing after a day on Cannon. We stopped going there aroung 1980 or so due to the neighbors... we weren't entirely sure who owned what. And if push came to shove the authorities would always side with whoever is not a climber.
It's nice to know you can climb on it once again.

An interesting feature about the climbs there, is that from early on Howard was insistent that no bolts or pitons be placed....i think he felt the combination of the rough nature of the rock, the angle, and the size of the place made it likely that once started, the bolt situation would quickly get out of hand... quant notions in this day & age.

And there is lots of potential around to the right..... the obvious offwidth was clinmbed by Chris Hassig around 1976.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Nov 29, 2016
I seem to remember this actually being labeled Woodstock Dome on maps ? The housing encroachment was fully going on by 1981 for sure