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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 5:29p on 01/19/19 - Temperature: 13.5 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 13.5 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.221 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 76 %
IceCON 5. Superb New England ice climbing. Even many of the climbs that form rarely are IN.
5 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Frankenstein Cliff / Standard Route Left (WI 3 II)
Standard Route Left
Mason Irish
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  Park at the Arethusla Falls parking lot. Walk North on the Railroad Tracks until you come to the trestle. Walk across the trestle and continue down the tracks until you see a large flow on the left with a cave in the middle right. This is Standard Route. Standard Left is the separate curtain that is on the left side of a buttress.
Description: Scramble up beneath Standard and belay from a tree on a ledge on the left. Climb a series of curtains to the large ledge, belaying in the middle. Finish on Standard or The Penguin.
Gear: Standard ice rack
Descent: Rappel the route or, if you finish on Standard, walk off right over Dracula and down the decent gully.
History:  WInter 1974 - Al Rubin and Al Long - 1974

 

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