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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 1:05p on 12/18/14 - Temperature: 24.5 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 22.7 F - Barometric pressure: 29.147 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 69 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
The Home of New England Climbing
Climbing Area Index / Mineral Site Ledge / Swing Dance (5.10+)
Directions:  Just left of the Open Book.
Description: no description available
    Pitch 1: Start as for The Open Book but angle left onto a large ledge. 50' (5.4)

    Pitch 2: Climb up to the large overhang, left of The Open Book. Swing right (5.10+) to gain a down-sloping belay ledge. Have two or three small to medium camming devices to back up the one piton at the belay 40' (5.10+)

    Pitch 3: A few feet above the belay stance, follow the off-width left to a ledge. A #4 Camalot protects the swing move onto the ledge from the off-width. Climb the crack directly above to the top of the cliff, or move five feet left to a shorter and easier crack, or walk the ledge right and climb the crux final 20 feet of The Open Book. 30' (5.9)

Gear: standard rack
Descent: rappel the route
History:  October 30,1998 - Frank Carus, George Hurley

 

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