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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 11:00p on 03/18/18 - Temperature: 15.6 °F - Wind speed: 2.0 mph - Wind chill: 15.6 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.769 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 22 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
Another Day At Ducks Head (a.k.a. Trollville),
by Al Hospers
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• Making A V-Thread
• Another Day At Ducks Head (a.k.a. Trollville)
• Getting Your (Ice) Rack Together
• Buying A Digital Camera
• A Climber's Library (part 1)
• A Climber's Library (part 2)

Here's Guido's Delight, one of Mark Synnot's routes here at Duck's Head. A
full pitch of M6. The route's marked in yellow.


While I was working on it I heard voices coming up the trail. It was Mark &
Jared Ogden. Good thing I managed to get up it in reasonable style with no falls,
whew! Jared ran up the runnel I had led a little while before. Made it look like child's


Then Mark decided to solo another climb we had just toproped!










I said, "Nice job Mark. Very smooth." He replied, "That's the way it has to be!"
Believe me, there wasn't a wasted move.

The reason they were there was to work out the moves on a new route to the left
of Guido's. It looked really "sick." Here's the route. The line is in pink.


Jared rapped down it to place some directionals & clean off some nasty loose rock.


Here's Mark and Jared, getting ready to go to work.


With most of the loose rock & choss cleaned, Jared started up. He made it
look easy, but believe me, it was anything but easy, even on a toprope.






















And that's the way it was! Just another day at the Duck's Head (a.k.a. Trollville).


by Al Hospers

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