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Wavelength – Multi-pitch Rock Climbing

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Wavelength (5.8) 1,080 feet, 10 pitches Whitehorse Ledge North Conway, NH
May 2nd brought a fabulous day for a first multi-pitch rock climb of the season!
Counting the ‘walk-up’ to the Launch Pad, Sean, Tom and I did 10 pitches today of The Slabs, Center of Whitehorse Ledge. We had blue skies the entire day, climbed the 5.8 pitch listening to Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ outdoor convention speech and met a “totally blind” climber on his very first multi-pitch climb.
Our climbing plan; start on the Standard Route’s direct route (Quartz pocket) and if it was dry, onto Wavelength, linking up with the Sliding Board and finishing up on the Standard Route. Sean would lead and Tom and I would second several of the pitches together. 
Enjoy photos taken of our climb!
White Mountain Hotel & Resort with Whitehorse Ledge in the backgound
A little bit of snow at the base of the ledge
Sean leading up to "The Toilet Bowl"
Me on Sean's belay at the "Launch Pad"
Tom and I mak…

Whitehorse Ledge – Multi-pitch Rock Climb

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The Standard Route – 1,080 feet (5.5)
Whitehorse Ledge
North Conway, NH

A day before I turned 51 years old, I went rock climbing outdoors for the very first time. Now just 4 days before my 54th birthday, with friends Ken, Catherine and Kristina, I trad climbed over 1000 feet! It was an epic day of climbing for me, indeed!

One of New England’s most busiest routes, The Standard (5.5), is a sweeping granite apron full of awesome classic friction routes. Ken, Catherine, Kristina and I headed out early to Whitehorse Ledge in North Conway, NH. The lower parking lot is for climbers and from there to the base of the Slabs is about a 10 minute walk. From the base, we walked/climbed up to the Launch Pad and set anchors to start our 2nd pitch. There was a bunch of other climbers already on the Slabs, but not the crowd we had anticipated.

On a personal note: I need to bring more fluids! I had 2 liters of frozen coconut water and 1.5 liters of frozen water in my Camelbak. I thought the 2 liters would s…