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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
The Home of New England Climbing
Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / The Roof (5.8+)
The Roof
Toby Savage on a delightful late-fall morning.
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  Walk up a little rise at the left side of the North End. Look for a large corner capped by a roof about 20' left of The Slot.
Description: Nice climbing with excellent protection on wonderfully textured rock, totally unlike most of the other North End slip-fests! If you're solid on 5.9 and haven't done this one, you should. If you keep going after the ledge you can get to the large Unicorn ledge and 2 other cool climbs - Raising The Roof (5.9) and The Liger (5.10).
    Pitch 1: Follow the undercling flake/ramp up and left 30 feet then climb discontinuous and sometimes hidden cracks with good gear on the right wall. Climb past the roof into a right-facing corner on good holds to a ledge. Build a belay in the corner or belay from slings on a tree. You can rap from here, or continue up a somewhat dirty corner with some loose rock (5.7) to the big Unicorn Ledge and a bolted rap station.

Gear: standard Cathedral rack
Descent: rap from slings
History:  October 22,1972 - Henry Barber, Budge Gierke

 

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