A pleasant sunny slab that is perfect for the beginning leader or for a more proficient climber who just wants to spend a relaxing day in the woods. The climbs at at lost ledge are almost all slabs and the cliff is never crowded. While it is a distance into the woods, it is very easy to find with the proper directions.
Park off of the Kanc next to a stream marked as Ham Brook. This sandy pulloff is approximately 0.5 miles East of the Albany covered bridge. From here follow a trail into the woods. After a few minutes the trail will approach a stream and a stone campfire ring will be sighted. Do not cross the stream here. Instead continue up a faint trail along its bank searching hard for a cairn on the other side. This crossing point is about 100 meters past the stone campfire ring. Cross the stream at the cairn and follow the now prominent trail (marked with cairns) up to the cliff. The approach takes about 20 minutes.
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Sundown's Far Cliff seen from Lost
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The dirty uper pitches of the Carpet Slab area.Tha...
|By Dan Felix|
Aug 26, 2012
Do NOT follow the approach directions in the Handren book!! Handren details staying on the left side of the stream (river right) but also mentions following the yellow blazes. If you follow his directions, there will be no blazes and you will have a heck of a bushwack to get to the base of the ledge, but you can find it... For less frustration, follow the directions listed here- the stream crossing is shortly after the trail breaks through the short hemlock undergrowth. There is an old fire ring next to the stream at that point (not the ring by the parking area) and from there you can follow the yellow (and sometimes blue) blazes.
|By joshua corbett|
From: Wolfeboro NH
Aug 5, 2013
I went back out this weekend for the first time in 3 years, and it doesn't look like anyone goes out there. All the routes on the slab were dirty, looked like they haven't been climb since I was last there. I also thought that this was be a great area for beginners well its not really, great for top roping but not for leading. most of the bolts are 40 years old now, rusted and scary the anchors were in better shape this time but still not great. Two to three bolt in a 100 foot pitch might freak some beginners out. The best protected climb was Hallie Haley that had 4 bolts for the first 50 feet or so it was fun. I don't mind the 2 bolts per 100 feet but not when the are that old. If anyone wants to give me premising or if anyone knows how to get a hold of Joe, let me know and I will gladly change the bolts to new SS ones. Except Carpet Slabber I thin that one should stay the same for historic reasons. Anyway still very fun climbing.