Cliff Central of the World, No Conway, NH
Trad Rock Climbing: Cathedral Ledge Ledge (Multiple Pitch)
Reminder this is also AAC BBQ Day... There is another Meetup posted just for the BBQ with plenty of notes with regards to the BBQ etc.... FYI
The Team's: Everyone Gets Wait Listed..!
As always, the size of the Meetup is based on how many people the area can handle & the number of lead climbers who RSVP for the Meetup....!
For each lead climber we need one experienced belayer and then we can add one newbie climber/Follower.
Its always the understanding that the "Newbie/Follower" as at a minimum has climbed indoors and has knowledge of the climbing knots and all the gear required & that the Belayer is willing to show that Newbie the how too clean gear and climb past challenges on the route. Both the leader and the Belayer assist the Newbie/Follower and keep a eye out for their lack of knowledge.
Sign up... First to RSVP is the first to fill a opening based on experience needed.
Don't forget no helmet no climbing!!! Period...
Cathedral Ledge is the epicenter of Trad climbing in New Hampshire. Because of its easy access and routes of all grades and styles, Cathedral has been deservedly popular for decades. Its proximity to North Conway assures that Cathedral has its own scene and it is not uncommon to be sharing the cliff with old timers who put up routes back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Though new route potential exists, the classic lines receive most of the attention. Routes like Thin Air (5.6), Recompense (5.9), and The Prow (5.11) may see many ascents each weekend. Cathedral has something for everyone as the cliff offers long multi pitch routes, face climbs, splitter cracks, and even a few quality sport routes. From short practice climbs at the North End to the soaring Yosemite-style aid routes of the Central Wall, everyone can be happy at Cathedral Ledge.
Both The Airation Buttress and The Barber Wall can also be accessed by a short stroll down trails from the top. Some routes are accessed from rappel off the top of the cliff. Top rope sessions at the top of the cliff are also common on routes such as Camber/Reverse Camber, The Faux Pas Arete, and Peanut Gallery Flake.
Climbing Guide Book Of Area: You will need!!!
** North Conway Rock Climbs, By Jerry Handren 2012
Getting to base of cliff's: Map link above is correct!!!
Find North Conway on the map of New Hampshire. Cathedral Ledge and its sister cliff, Whitehorse Ledge, can be seen from town. Follow roads to the base of the cliff. This sounds vague, but finding the cliff is really easy...of the two tall cliffs you see, Cathedral is the right one.
Many visitors are surprised to learn that the road along the base of the cliff winds its way up to the top. The existence of this road transforms what seems like a daunting cliff to convenient crag.
Climbing Team List --- Remember each team will be independent on the mountain.
Link: --- TBA
On top of a helmet to climb.
1- Lead Climber w/Full rock rack up to 3" & extra 24" loop slings
Be-layer and Follower should at a minimum have the basics. If you don't have any of the basic's it could mean you will not be able to join in on this Meetup. While still standing in the parking lot.
This is alpine don't forget a light hat and wind breaker in your pack.
For more info:
Look to the gear list listed at our group page.
Click "Gear List - Rock Climbing (Follower)
After you have topped out on a full-length route, it is possible to hitch a quick ride down from one of the many tourists who have been ogling at you from the tourist overlook. If you do catch a ride, be prepared to answer many, many questions about the strange and mysterious sport of rock climbing.
Additional Trip Planning & Research:
Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.
Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!
Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup. You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.
When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn't be?
If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned. Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..
It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….
That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.