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Sundown Ledge

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Sundown Ledge  

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This area encompasses all of Sundown's many separate cliffs: The Main Cliff, Lost Horizon Cliff, The Outback Cliff, The Far Cliff, and Gill's Groove Crag.

Sundown Ledge is really the centerpiece of the Kancamagus climbing area. While probably 90% of the climbing activity is rightly focused on The Main Cliff or Lost Horizon Cliff, climbers who venture off the beaten path will be rewarded by solitude, and in some cases, some of the best climbing the area has to offer.

Getting There 

All of the Sundown cliffs can be accessed from the parking lot by the Albany Covered Bridge. This is located where Passaconaway Road (aka Dugway Road) intersects with the Kancamagus Highway.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

88 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sundown Ledge:
Rock Garden    5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   Lost Horizon
Stiletto   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Main Cliff
Bon Temps Rouler   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Main Cliff
Classic Rock   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 80'   Lost Horizon
Rough Boys   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Main Cliff
Kennel Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lost Horizon
Putting the Past Away   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Lost Horizon
Vultures   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad   Main Cliff
Tits Out for the Lads   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Main Cliff
Agent Orange   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Cliff
Dikenstein   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Main Cliff
The Promised Land   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Main Cliff
Romper Room   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Main Cliff
The Big Rip   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   Main Cliff
Eyeless in Gaza   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Main Cliff
Frigid Relations   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Main Cliff
Confederacy of Dunces   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 70'   Main Cliff
Mithras   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   Main Cliff
Big Papa   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad   Main Cliff
Yellow Matter Custard   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   Main Cliff
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Featured Route For Sundown Ledge
the roof

The Raptor Roof 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NH : Sundown Ledge : Outback Cliff
Climb the dike to the base of the roof sporting a 4 inch jam crack. The start is a little mungy but should clean up. Hand jam, fist jam, scum, stack, and whatever else you feel like doing out the off set crack. A nice ledge and a fixed anchor awaits after you pull the lip. You can walk/scramble to and fro this ledge. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Aug 31, 2015
Every time I visit here I think "Wow, this place is f'n awesome. Easy parking, casual approach until the talus field and then it's only a few minutes of rock hopping to the cliff band, routes of all variety/difficulty, and some of the best sport climbing I've been on." Plenty of great trad lines as well. I'm always amazed when we have the area to ourselves on a busy weekend. :)
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