Cathedral Ledge has been an iconic destination for climbers, tourists, and hikers alike in the Mount Washington Valley for generations.
Stewarding this heavily visited site required repairing deteriorating wooden structures to mitigate erosion and improve the overall experience for visitors. The project also required 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.