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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 4:29p on 06/25/17 - Temperature: 68.9 °F - Wind speed: 2.0 mph - Wind chill: 68.9 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.749 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 55 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Lost Ledge / Girls Prefer Batteries (5.5)
Girls Prefer Batteries
Ellen Moran, longing for Joe's battery powered drill
Photo by Joe Cote
Directions:  Start 20 feet left of Four Holes.
Description: The first bolt was placed free on the lead and the others on top rope. The bolts were placed by hand, hence the tongue-in-cheek reference to the girls desiring a battery-powered drill.
    Pitch 1: Climb the smooth slab (crux) to a bolt. Continue straight up just right of a faint seam to the large, deep pothole on Cover Girl (bolt). Angle slightly right and up the headwall to a comfortable 2 bolt belay. (100) 5.5

    Pitch 2: Trend slightly right up a clean streak, past a left facing flake (optional cam placement) to the top.

Gear: draws
Descent: You can rappel twice with one 60 meter rope or to the bottom with 2 ropes.
History:  July 17,2004 - Jean Goldsborough, Ellen Moran, Carol Orth

 

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