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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 3:05p on 12/18/14 - Temperature: 24.6 F - Wind speed: 3.0 mph - Wind chill: 18.4 F - Barometric pressure: 29.145 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 65 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
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Climbing Area Index / Humphrey's Ledge / Slippery When Wet (5.9)
Slippery When Wet
George Hurley
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  The climb starts up between Under Toe and Shifty Eyes. There is a flat face right where you start and you can see a line of pockets starting about 16' up.
Description: Water almost always seeps out of the last pocket and down into the next to the last one, hence the name. Thus, this is a climb to be done later in the summer after a dry spell, unless you just like wet climbing. Regardless, it's a pretty cool fully trad line.
    Pitch 1: Make a boulder move up an improbable blank face to a stance. Plug gear into the first pocket, and continue up past several more. At the last pocket move up and slightly right to a ledge then step back left into the bushes to the Under Toe anchor. 50'

Gear: standard rack #3 Camelot to green Alien, larger Tri Cams are useful
Descent: rappel from 2-bolt anchor on Under Toe
History:  August 30,2012 - George Hurley and Al Hospers

 

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