After a drink of water and a quick rest on the prominent Lunch Ledge, there's an option.  Mid-way up Whitehorse Ledge's "Standard Route (5.5) "The Direct" variation, 5.7, takes the dog's leg out of the wandering search for the easiest line.

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.

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