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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 12:29p on 02/24/18 - Temperature: 41.5 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 41.5 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.988 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 48 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Mt Oscar (SW face) / Circling Scavengers (5.7)
Directions:  Start 100' left of Vultures Express, at a flared finger crack through an overlap.
Description: Use caution near the top of this route: there are many boulders that could be dislodged by a wrong step.
    Pitch 1: Climb the flared finger crack until it ends, then slab climb up to an overlap. Step up over the overlap at a dinner-plate sized depression, then slab climb up to the next overlap. Place gear then head left to where a new crack starts just above the overlap. A tricky mantle (5.7) move leads to easier climbing straight up the crack to the anchor.

    Pitch 2: Step left and climb up to an overlap at a short right-facing corner. Place gear, then step up and left over the overlap. Continue diagonally up and left to the anchor.

Gear: Standard rack
Descent: Scramble up, working your way slowly to the right to the top of Mount Oscar. Descend the hiking trail as for routes on the main face.
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