Dana Drummond climbing Tourist Treat on Cathedral Ledge, photo by Jim Surette.

Mission

Friends of the Ledges is a volunteer organization dedicated to the stewardship of local climbing areas and to preserving the historical tradition of climbing in the eastern White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine.

Goals:

  • Serve as a liaison between the climbing community and landowners/land managers, including the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Forest Service.
  • Preserve the unique character of the different climbing areas in this region (see Jerry Handren's North Conway Rock Climbs for definition of the focus area).
  • Maintain these climbing areas with minimal infrastructure and impact.
  • Convene community-wide conversations about climbing-related issues and concerns when needed.

Land Acknowledgment

The eastern White Mountains are the ancestral homelands of the Abenaki people, who have ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this area. We acknowledge the land and the people who have stewarded it through the generations. Please see additional information and perspectives here: https://indigenousnh.com/land-acknowledgement/

Photo: Dana Drummond climbing Tourist Treat on Cathedral Ledge, photo by Jim Surette.