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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:59p on 12/17/17 - Temperature: 6.1 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 6.1 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.189 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 60 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Lake Willoughby / Glass Menagerie (WI 5 III)
Glass Menagerie
Directions:  The climb between Twenty Below Zero on the left and Extensive Homology on the right. The first pitch is often thin and unbonded. The upper pillars are the real meat of the climb.
Description: A classic Willoughby ice climb. The start can be tricky and it gets harder the higher it goes. The climb is in the sun and is often running water and the ice can be mushy. Sometimes done in 3 pitches, with 60 meter ropes it can be easily managed in 2.
Gear: standard ice rack
Descent: rappel from the trees to a stance, place a v-thread and continue to the ground or walk off right around the Tablets and down
History:  February 18,1977 - Tim Rouner, Chip Lee

 

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