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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:35a on 12/20/14 - Temperature: 4.5 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 4.5 F - Barometric pressure: 29.724 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 93 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
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Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / Intimidation (5.10b)
Directions:  Look for 2 right-facing corners between Cathedral Direct and Repentance. Intimidation is the left of the 2 cracks.
Description: One of the more popular crack climbs on the cliff. It's name says it all.
    Pitch 1: Climb the left-hand corner, layback up past a bolt, then step left to the belay. A #7 nut slung together with another nut for added reach protects the 1st crux. (5.10b)

    Pitch 2: Climb the short dihedral to the top and then traverse left to the Bonfire Ledge. (5.8)

    Pitch 3: Climb a flake up to a finger crack, then continue up the crack to a belay on the left. (5.9)

    Pitch 4: Climb the right-angling crack (5.9) past some bushes. Continue up a corner to a slab, following a dike to the top in the woods on the right.

Gear: standard rack
Descent: walk off down the climbers trail
History:  June 1971 - Sam Streibert, Dennis Merritt
FA: Steve Arsenault, Bruce Beck

 

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