Sundown Ledge Rock Climbing
Andrew pulls the roof on Romper Room.
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.
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.
Weather station 6.0 miles from here
89 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',41],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]
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The Butterknife V6-7 7A+ NH
: Sundown Ledge
: Boulder Loop Trail Boulders
I found some chalk and cleaned boulders in this area, but I don't know how they missed this gem! It was completely covered in lichen when I found it and quite unclimbable. After a bunch of cleaning it turned into a great line.Start standing with your hands on either side. Then desperately muscle your way up the arete.A lower start is probably possible and much harder....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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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. :)