Hall's Ledge is a great crag offering a variety of single pitch routes. The crag is located in Jackson, NH across the street from the Rocky Branch Parking Area. The crag gets sun for most of the day and the routes dry fast.
The crag is made up of various rock types and is reminiscent to Rumney. Although there are bolts this is not a sport climbing area. A standard rack will be needed to climb many of the routes.
James Dickson and Jonathan Garlough discovered the crag and found no evidence of previous climbers. The Chinos Mountain Club returned and added several lines from late October - late November.
After hiking the Hall's Ledge Trail we were disappointed to find that there was no ledge on the actual trail. We decided to call the crag "Hall's Ledge" even though it is not actually on the Hall's Ledge Trail.
From North Conway drive north on 16 towards Mt. Washington. Park at the Rocky Branch Parking Area located about 1/2 mile north of Dana Place. The crag can be seen across the street from the parking lot (it doesn't look like much).
When the river is low: cross the highway and head down the bank to the Ellis. Cross the river and head straight up an obvious gully with boulders in it to the base of the crag. It will take about 15 minutes from the car to crag.
When the river is high: from the Rocky Branch Parking Area walk back south down the highway to the bridge and cross over the river. Hop the guardrail on the left (Hall's Ledge Trail Sign). Follow the trail for 0.1 miles to a small field. Walk left (north) on a faint logging road staying on the ridge above the river. After 10 minutes look for the obvious gully with boulders in it that heads uphill to the base of the crag. You should come to the base of the pinnacle block area. This approach will take approx. 25 min.
The dirty slab to the left has a couple of routes which were not really cleaned, but they do exist. The upper slabs and cracks are located just up and right of the main dirty slab. The pinnacle block is pretty obvious. By walking up the right of the Pinnacles block a trail leads uphill to the Magnum Block on the left and the Golden Wall on the right.
Locate the obvious aręte on the right side of the Pinnacle Block. Climb up the unprotected easy quartz slab/arete for 20’ to a stance (bolt). Continue up the awesome aręte with big holds past a second bolt to a crack and place gear. Finish up the crack to a ring anchor on the left. 50’...[more]Browse More Classics in NH
Took a look Aug 31st, although cloudy and rainy it looked to me as if this cliff would have only afternoon sun. We took the "land route" and it was well flagged. Toughest part was finding the Hall's Ledge Trailhead as the sign is NOT visible from the road.(It starts at the So. East corner of the Rt 16 bridge over the Ellis.) First time there and got a bit confused by the fact that the left side of the Tequila Sunrise crack (on Pinnacle Block) looks just like Moby Grape's Finger of Fate, while ANOTHER climb (Hall's Horror), on a different block ("Slabs & Cracks" area) describes looking for a feature that looks like the Finger of Fate. It was a bit confusing for a while. It would have helped if the trail description specified which area you came to first ( it's Pinnacle Block). Otherwise, looks like a neat place worthy of another visit.