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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 9:54a on 11/27/14 - Temperature: 35.5 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 35.5 F - Barometric pressure: 29.329 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 69 %
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Climbing Area Index / Crag Y / Harmonic Convergence (5.11)
Directions:  Begin below the large broken dihedral of HONEMASTER.
Description: HARMONIC CONVERGENCE takes an obvious and attractive line. If done with about three points of aid, it is the one of the easiest routes on the Sunkist Wall.
    Pitch 1: Go a few moves up the HONEMASTER corner, then hand traverse out left. Face climb up and left across a steep wall (bolt and pin) to a belay by a tiny birch tree. 50', 5.8

    Pitch 2: Climb an overhanging crack above the belay. After fifteen feet the angle kicks back, and the crack continues merrily to the top. This pitch has a variable rating: 5.8 A1 with three points of aid, 5.11 A0 with one, and 5.? for someone with strong enough fingers. 60'

Gear: Standard Rack
Descent: rap the route
History:  July 5,1987 - This route has the longest story on Crag Y. Chris Reveley and George Hurley (7/5/87) made the first ascent of the second pitch, after approaching via the first pitch of LAST LAUGH (which had been led earlier by Jim Ewing). The next year Hurley and Mike Daly (6/25/88) found an easier approach, traversing to the belay ledge from the large dihedral (HONEMASTER) on the right. One year later Hurley, Larry Hamilton and Alex Alvarez (5/17/89) established a direct start to make HARMONIC CONVERGENCE independent of its neighbors. This tale is not yet complete; the last remaining aid move on the second pitch will eventually go free.

 

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