Updates

We're almost one week away from The Sanctity of Space screening on 10/28 at 6:30 p.m. There will be epic storytelling, beautiful images, and accounts from one of the filmmakers. If that's not enticing enough, we'll have a huge raffle table including items from Black Diamond, Eastern Mountain Sports, Ragged Mountain Equipment, Salt Pump Climbing Gym, Synnott Mountain Guides, International Mountain Equipment, Stay Wild, Molly Mundy Art, and Old Village Bakery. I'm serious- we needed to buy a bigger table just to hold all of these goodies. Don't miss out! Information and Tickets can be found in the link in our bio.

Very exciting event coming up! Come join us for a screening of The Sanctity of Space with filmmaker @freddiewilkinson, to help us with our Bolt Replacement Initiative. This screening with take place at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, in Fryeburg. Doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm. Follow the link in our bio to purchase tickets. Can’t wait to see you there!

Mark your calendars! Friends of the Ledges will be holding a public meeting on October 5th, at 6:00pm, upstairs at IME. We want this community to be aware of the topics we’ve been discussing and working on and to have the opportunity to offer input. YOU are invited! Looking forward to seeing you there.

We can’t give a huge enough thank you to everyone who showed up to help with the trail project on The Boulder Loop trail. The Forest Service crew was so impressed with the work, energy, and general enthusiasm of this group. Deanna, one of our fearless Forest Service trail crew leaders shared this photo - no one is going down the old trail! Thank you all and big thanks to @heyflashfoxy

Hi there! Exciting news! Friends of the Ledges has been working with @heyflashfoxy to organize a stewardship project as part of their Fall Fest! (Definitely check them out to learn more about the event). The project will run from 9:30am to 12:00pm on Sunday September 11th, and is open to everyone. We’ll be helping the Forest Service trail crew with some ongoing work on the Boulder Loop trail (sometimes known as the Sundown approach). Since this project is a part of the Flash Foxy festival we will be meeting at Theater on the Wood at 9:00am. You can choose to meet us there or at the Boulder Loop parking lot at 9:30. Flash Foxy will be hosting a Recreating Responsibly on Indigenous Lands workshop at Theater in the Wood directly before the project. The workshop starts at 8:00am, and is also free and open to the public. We’d love to see you at both of these events on Sunday! If you’re definitely interested in joining the Boulder loop Trail project, it would be great if you could send us a quick “I’ll be there” message. We’ve never been a part of such a big trail project before and it would be helpful to get an idea of numbers. We will also be sending folks out with trash bags and gloves for some trash cleanup at high use areas, so if trail work isn’t your thing, or you’ve got time constraints we’d definitely still value your help with that! 📷 by @joshlaskin of @monkeyhouse221 on Confederacy of Dunces.

Just a quick stewardship update. Our current Stewardship Committee project is cleaning up Band M. We’ll be meeting there this Monday June 20th at 4:30 to pick up trash, and it would be great to see you there! • I will have trash bags and vinyl gloves, but heavier work/garden gloves could be helpful also. Bring along snacks, water, bug spray - whatever you might need. We’ll aim to work for about an hour, but if you can’t make it for the whole time, no worries! • The Stewardship Committee will be meeting periodically throughout the summer to work on this and other projects. If you’re interested in being a regular part of cliff maintenance, upkeep, and discussion, email mollyjmundy@gmail.com and I’ll add you to the email list. Thanks! Molly

Big News at Jockey's Cap! The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust and the Town of Fryeburg have been working hard to acquire and preserve the land that holds Jockey's Cap and all of it's recreational opportunities. Please consider attending Fryeburg's annual town meeting tomorrow, June 16th, especially if you are a voting member of the town of Fryeburg! Help preserve Jockey's Cap and its history! https://www.conwaydailysun.com/news/local/grant-program-awards-fryeburg-138k-for-jockey-cap/article_50ea7286-ebf1-11ec-bc80-0bf5deed3e3b.html?fbclid=IwAR0Wilz_fTtz_Cg6ONavAFL7hASuzQ28S7ncBacBw9-qgw3CsWhOCjnW9Cg

FOTL has T-Shirts! and a HUGE fundraising goal this year. If you're excited about bolt replacement, climbing access, and the conservation work we're doing, please donate today. You can also head down to International Mountain Equipment in North Conway, NH and pick up a 25$ T-shirt to help the cause. Stay tuned for more info and events into the summer. If you have any questions about the organization, goals, or projects, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

Heads Up! The Cathedral Ledge Auto Road will be closed for paving 5/31 thru 6/2. It will be largely impossible to find parking as the road work is done, so consider other options for parking or climbing this week.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this springs Cliff Cleanup/Stewardship Day fun and productive! Despite the heat and humidity, an amazing crew showed up to help pick up lots of trash, and to put in a new trail around the rockfall at the base of Cathedral Ledge. Thank you all! And thank you @sarahgarlick for remembering to take photos!

Please join us to meet up and make plans for summer stewardship projects! This summer we’re trying out something new- in addition to our Spring and Fall cliff cleanup days, we’d like to try to come together with folks who are interested in working on some more consistent stewardship projects. • We’d love for you to join us in meeting semi-regularly during the summer to work on cliff stewardship projects, and to continue to think about how we can do our best to take care of the cliffs that we all enjoy. With this in mind, we’re inviting you all to a Stewardship Committee meet-up at the Cathedral Ledge Picnic tables on Sunday, May 22nd at 4:00pm. This will be an informal gathering to share thoughts and ideas for potential stewardship projects, and to gauge enthusiasm for this idea, and availability for working on potential projects. All are welcome, no previous experience necessary! This is a chance to share ideas, learn from each other, and take positive steps in terms of the way we as a community view our relationship to our climbing areas. If you’re interested, but can’t make it to this meeting, stay tuned, we’ll continue to send out info about future meetings. Hope to see you there! - Molly