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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 1:29p on 08/17/17 - Temperature: 71.9 °F - Wind speed: 6.0 mph - Wind chill: 71.9 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.859 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 44 %
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2 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Band M Ledge / 5 Bit Hooker (A3)
5 Bit Hooker
Larry Boehmler
Photo by Joe Cote
Directions:  Located on the right side of the crag, between Bandit and General Hospital.
Description: During the final ascent Larry broke 3 of Joe's 1/4 bits, and Joe broke 2. They put in five 1/4 aid bolts (no hangers new-old bolts that Joe had) After the last bit was broken Larry hooked his way to the top and thatís how they got the name 5 Bit Hooker!
    Pitch 1: Climb the 80' to the top.

Gear: standard aid rack with hooks
Descent: Rappel from General Hospital's anchor on a big ledge
History:  September 13,2002 - Larry Boehmler, Joe Coty

 

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