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Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs

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Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs 

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Location: 44.06349, -71.16594 View Map  Incorrect?
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Each winter, there are many classic ice climbs of varying difficulty on Cathedral Ledge.

Getting There 

All roads lead to North Conway, New Hampshire. From town, if you look northwest, you will see two cliffs. Cathedral Ledge is the right one, and Whitehorse Ledge is the left one.

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs:
The Unicorn   WI4+     Ice, 1 pitch   
Thresher   WI3     Ice   
Goofers Delight   WI3     Ice, 200'   
North End Pillars   WI3-4     Ice   
Remission NEI 5+   WI5+ M5     Mixed, Ice, 3 pitches, 350'   
Repentance   WI5 M4-5     Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   
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1st pitch of Repentance, March, 2005.

Repentance WI5 M4-5  NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs
An impresive ribbon of ice wedged in the middle of a smooth rock face. The route is done in three pitches. Even though the crux is at the beginning of the second pitch, it is not over until you are on the very top.P1: WI4 ice leading to a ledge with bolts (see picture)P2: The meat of the climb. Crux is right off the ledge. Climb the overhang (can be thin with frontpointing on small rock crystals in "out" conditions) and continue on a spectacular ice shute to belay from ice screws i...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Jun 9, 2011

Check out the video of Steve House soloing both Repentance and Remission in the same day. It's impressive, for sure.