After a drink of water and a quick rest on “Lunch Ledge”, there’s an option. For 5 pitches, “Standard Route” (5.5) has been a wandering quest for the easiest path up the central slabs. This terrain study sharpens route finding skills. The view up from “Lunch Ledge” suddenly highlights the possibility of another way. Francis Davis flies up the “Direct” variation (5.7), Whitehorse Ledge, NH., en route to a 20 pitch day.