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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 2 nd 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