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By Robert Hall
Sep 12, 2013
First - There are several routes on East Ledges, just check WEBSTER or the new North Conway Guide, although these list only climbs on the "upper" cliff.
Second - At the top of the most popular climb (Ringwrath), on climber's LEFT side of the cliff (right side facing out), there is a new 3/8" SS Bolt, plus an excellent crack to add a back-up piece. At the base is a dbl bolt chain anchor to rap the lower cliff. Both raps require two ropes, even a 70m doesn't make it single.
Third- On the right side (again, left side facing out) of the upper cliff, on a jutting buttress-like block is an old 1/4" bolt. Directly below this is/are climb(s) not mentioned in either guidebook.
My GENERAL IMPRESSION of East Ledges " A nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there." A bit longer of a hike than to places like Rainbow and Table Mts, and less to do once you get there; but the climbing is slightly steeper and less slab-like.
The TRAIL has had a MAJOR relocation due to wash-out of the old trail, which is still passable but officially closed.