Rock Climbing at Whitehorse Ledge

Issac, age 14, and Alex, age 25, joined me today for their first outdoor climbing adventure. These two had been practicing indoor wall climbing for awhile and had both been on some adventures from Alaska to Bolivia already. We headed to nearby Whitehorse Ledge to introduce them to the fundamentals of multi-pitch rock climbing.

We climbed about 600 feet up to Lunch Ledge via Standard Route (via Quartz Pocket), then rappelled and made our way over to Beelzebub Corner for some afternoon top-roping and a visit from a pretty good sized Porcepine.

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These guys were quick studies and I look forward to our next climb together!

About David Lottmann

David grew up skiing in the Whites and started climbing at a summer camp just north of Mt. Washington when he was 16. Those first couple of years solidified climbing as a lifetime passion. From 1996-2000 he served in the USMC, and spent the better part of those years traveling the globe (18 countries). After returning to civilian life he moved to North Conway to focus on climbing and was hired in 2004 as a Rock and Ice Instructor. Since then Dave has taken numerous AMGA courses, most recently attaining a Single Pitch Instructor. He has completed a Level 3 AIARE avalanche course, is a Level 2 Course Leader, holds a valid Wilderness First Responder and is a member of Mountain Rescue Service. When David isn't out guiding he enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, backcountry skiing, trying to cook something new once a week and sampling new micro-brews. He lives in Conway, NH with his wife Michelle, son Alex, and daughter Madalena.
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One Response to Rock Climbing at Whitehorse Ledge

  1. Looks like a great day. I see you guys went the more direct route onto Lunch Ledge. That’s the way Laura goes.

    I’ve always wanted to try Beelzebub corner but it didn’t appear on the watercolor map I have. A lot of cool climbs at Echo Roof!


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