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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:28a on 10/31/14 - Temperature: 41.2 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 41.2 F - Barometric pressure: 29.489 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 100 %
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The Home of New England Climbing
Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / Bombardment (5.8)
Bombardment
Rand McNally starting up the crack
Photo by NEClimbs.com
Directions:  On the left side of the cliff, just right of a small right-facing buttress.
Description: One of the best 5.8 climbs in the area. If only the beginning slab (5.6R) weren't so runout! Although this was originally described as 2 pitches you can easily do it in one with 60 meter ropes, however you will need 2 ropes for the rappel.
    Pitch 1: From a small ledge climb the clean slab, trending right to a ledge. Traverse left to a pine tree. Belay your second up, or continue.

    Pitch 2: Step up into the dike and finger crack. Follow the crack up and arching left until it ends. Make a balance move (crux) onto the face, then climb a dike to the tree ledge.

Gear: Standard rack with medium sized cams.
Descent: Rap the route or finish on one of the many other climbs to the top of the cliff.
History:  October 6,1972 - Dave Cilley, rope solo. At a time when there were only a handfull of routes on the cliff, Joe Cote passed this one to Dave while he was busy working on Ventilator.

 

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