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White's Ledge Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.0947, -71.2247 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: bradley white on Jul 19, 2009  with updates from Max Shaffer
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South face of Mt. Stanton. All day sun lit. Secluded. high quality granite.

Getting There 

Off of 302 across the Saco River from Attitash Ski area. Turn onto Covered Bridge Lane and park at hiking Mt. Stanton parking lot. head west through woods a short distance.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in White's Ledge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for White's Ledge:
Endeavour   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 7 pitches, 550'   
Endeavor Variation   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Inside Straight   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
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Endeavour 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  New Hampshire : WM: Bartlett / Jackson Area : White's Ledge
(Updated 6/4/14 - pitch numbers correlate to the Webster guidebook, with recommended pitches to link indicated.)P1+2: From the "toe" of the cliff, hike 15 or 20 feet left and climb up a moderate corner. There will be a large ledge to your right - continue straight up aiming for the huge tree. Belay from the tree. (>100 feet, 5.7ish)P3: Climb up and slightly to the right toward the next big tree, passing a few pins. The steep bulge is best climbed on the left up the vertical weakness...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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Rock Climbing Photo: View from the upper pitches of Whites Ledge.
View from the upper pitches of Whites Ledge.

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From: Gilmanton, NH
Oct 26, 2009
I took the 2nd, shorter approach, as described in the Webster guide and found it surprisingly easy. 4/10 of a mile past the Y intersection you will see "Ricks Road," a dirt road that follows the bank of the saco. Follow this road until you see an old logging road w/ a small pullout on the right when you are directly below the cliff. Park, and follow the logging road (along with pipe cleaners wrapped around sapplings) until you find the cairns that will lead you up through the talus to the base of the cliff. 10-15 mins for the hike in this way.
By chris deulen
From: Castle Rock
Mar 28, 2010
As a climber new to the NE, both of these descriptions leave much to be desired.
By burlap submariner
Jun 15, 2010
Chris, if you actually follow either of these directions you will get there no problem, its a little more difficult to comprehend in writing than when you are near the cliff, one really cant get "lost" as you can see the cliff most of the time off of the dirt road along the saco.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jun 16, 2010
if you got problems approaching White's, a lot of other crags are gonna be BAD
By AWinters
From: NH
Apr 3, 2012
Allow ~20-30 minutes for the approach. Park at Mt. Stanton trailhead, walk ~150 yards from the trailhead, past the right-hand curve then take a left off the main trail onto the easy to miss orange-blazed trail. Follow the trail for about a half mile until you are "under" the cliff, then start your bushwhack uphill. The forest is wide and open and easy to navigate. When you reach the talus under the cliff, follow the cairns to the base.
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Jun 13, 2012
Anyone know info on the bolted sport routes at the bottom of the cliff to the right of Endeavor?
By Josh Z
From: Boston, MA
Jun 16, 2014
2 days ago, saw a blue BD helmet on the approach trail, about 20 ft below the talus- we left it there in case someone was coming back for it.
By Russ Keane
Sep 11, 2015
This crag is really fun and beautiful, the rock quality is excellent, generally very alpine-style features and climbing. Correspondingly, it seems rather easy for how it's graded. Casual and straightforward, old-fashioned almost, in an adventurous way.
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Oct 11, 2015
On Ricks Road, the first area that looks like you might be able to park... is not it. Keep heading down the road and there are two pull off. One has a line of stones and the other has a downed log (below). Heading towards the cliff on either will intersect with the cross country ski path. I didn't see a cairn like the Handren's approach map showed but the trail was well beaten (albeit a few down trees). The talus field does have some loose rock, especially near the top - not really a surprise.

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Pull off at Whites Ledge

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