Cathedral Ledge

Cathedral Ledge has been an iconic destination for climbers, tourists, and hikers alike in the Mount Washington Valley for generations.

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The Work

Stewarding this heavily visited site will require repairing deteriorating wooden structures to mitigate erosion and improve the overall experience for visitors. The project will require highline rigging, stone splitting & shaping, dry-stack stone-work, and unique considerations, such as limiting grade changes at the base of routes and avoiding the creation of fall hazards. Climbers utilize sites differently than hikers, providing an opportunity for crews to learn more about managing climbing sites.

Background & History

Cathedral Ledge has been an iconic destination for climbers in the Mount Washington Valley for generations. Experienced climbers, tourists and hikers alike enjoy the experiences and vistas that the ledge offers. Formed during the last ice-age, the sheer granite face on Cathedral Ledge is visible when traveling on Route 16 through North Conway.