Thursday, August 27, 2015

Another Classroom

Another Classroom


Another Classroom
Cathedral Ledge
North Conway, NH

After bagging the summit of Iron Mountain, I drove over to the top of Cathedral Ledge to visit a new crag that George Hurley found and developed called "Another Classroom". It was really easy to find – just drive to the parking lot at the top of Cathedral Ledge. Just before reaching the parking circle, about 100 feet on the left side of the road, is a wide, flat, white granite slab. From here, follow the trail that leads to the climber's descent trail. Follow the trail to the left and down onto the Thin Air trail. At the bottom where Thin Air goes to the right, take a left and follow a small path along a large gray wall and you will see the "Another Classroom" wall. You can't miss it....it's bolted! ;)

**No, I didn't get to climb any of the routes.



Another Classroom is the wall facing you as you make your way down this small path along a large gray wall on your left.




















Anyways, per Al Hospers of NEClimb.com update:

The routes, from left to right:
Purgatory Corner (5.3) All traditional gear. FA - George Hurley and Michael Kahn
Desperado Crack (5.4) All traditional gear. FA - George Hurley and Michael Kahn
Hipster (5.6) FA Jeff Lea and Joe Perez
High Moral Ground (5.4) FA Geoff Wilson and George Hurley
What Is Hip? (High Moral Ground Direct Direct) (5.6) FA Al Hospers and Jeff Lea
Hip Hip Hooray (5.5) Judy and Joe
Hippy Hop (5.5) FA Al Hospers and Judy Perez
Bagels + (5.5+) FA - George Hurley and Frank Dahlmeyer
Areted Development (5.5) FA - George Hurley and Michael Kahn

All routes are bolted except Purgatory Corner 
and Desperado Crack which are both trad.


High Moral Ground which is effectively a solo and has no gear at all except for a blue X4 to protect the top-out, 'What Is Hip' uses the same X4 as 'High Moral Ground' and 'Bagels +' which requires using a sling to thread in the tenuous flake on the right. 

Top view of Another Classroom

Another view from the top

Just around the corner of Another Classroom is this wall

Photos of couple other walls at the top of Cathedral Ledge




Thanks to George Hurley and Michael Khan in finding and developing this crag!


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