Route Climbed: Blueberry Ledge Trail Date Climbed: September 5, 2005
The weather was gorgeous when I conquered this peak. The steep ledges near the top are not for the faint of heart. There are obvious holes where the rungs used to be, but they have somehow disappeared and left hikers to fend for themselves. As a rock climber I had a good time. But they are definately not easy to scramble up. Poles can help sometimes, but often just get in the way. There are some great views along the way up. I wouldn't want to attempt the ledges going down.
A word of advice for those working on your 4000s, the true summit of Whiteface is off the trail heading over to Passaconaway. The top ledge is not "it." So, if you are a stickler for the truth, keep going towards Passaconaway in order to bag the true summit.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe