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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 / Starfire (a.k.a. Yo Yo) (5.11b)
Starfire (a.k.a. Yo Yo)
Mason Irish on pitch 1
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  20 feet left of the start of 3 Birches. Look for a small left-facing arch, just left of the large right facing arch that is 3 Birches.
Description: Even if you don't climb 11b, the first pitch is worth doing. In fact you can easily a couple of hours on the moderate 1st pitches of 3 climbs on this face.
    Pitch 1: From a start just right of a small weakness, face climb to the beginning of the ramp. Move up into the arch and follow it to its top. Clip a pin just over the top and face climb 12 feet to the tree. Belay at the Ego Trip double bolt anchor on the left. - 60', 5.8

    Pitch 2: From behind the tree, right of the belay, climb up and right to the first bolt. (run out) Continue up the slab past 3 bolts to the finger crack (5.9) left of 3 Birches. - 5.11b, 120'

Gear: Standard rack for pitch 1 and the upper finger crack.
Descent: Rappel off the tree at the top of Ego Trip.
History:  September 27,1975 - Michael Hartrich & Joe Cote

 

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