A North East Classic, the Whitney-Gilman Ridge (6 pitches, 5.7) is recognized with a nod in campgrounds from France to Alaska. Exposed to the weather and weathered to a knife edge, it makes a statement that few climbing settings can rival. Bradley Gilman and Hassler Whitney made the first ascent on August 3rd, 1929. Climbing hammerless, wearing sneakers and utilizing many short pitches that ended on good stances, they created an alpine adventure that modern climbers can still appreciate. Cannon Cliff in Franconia Notch, NH.