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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 9:24p on 03/03/15 - Temperature: 21.6 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 21.6 F - Barometric pressure: 29.365 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 86 %
IceCON 5. Superb New England ice climbing. Even many of the climbs that form rarely are IN.
5 out of a possible 5
The Home of New England Climbing
Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / Gypsy (5.9+)
Directions:  Start near the base of Recompense.
Description: Everyone says that they would like to clean this one up, but they never do. Still is's an intersting outing.
    Pitch 1: Climb the corner to a belay at a pine tree.

    Pitch 2: Follow a right-facing corner to a place where you can step right and belay on a ledge.

    Pitch 3: Follow a right-facing corner to a ledge, angle left across the slab and belay right of the Recompense chimney.

    Pitch 4: Climb the crack to the obvious poinedd block. Make a traverse right (crux) to the big corner and belay. (5.9+)

    Pitch 5: Finish the corner to a tree belay.

    Pitch 6: Climb the Commando Run corner to the top. (5.8)

Gear: standard rack
Descent: walk off
History:  August 1973 - John Bragg, Ajax Green

 

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