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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 11:24p on 03/01/15 - Temperature: 21.9 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 21.9 F - Barometric pressure: 29.511 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 86 %
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Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / Passing Thoughts (5.11c)
Passing Thoughts
Jim Ewing
Photo by Eric McCallister
Directions:  Start at a groove about 10' left of Repentance
Description: Not done too often, but a very nice route nonetheless. Don't bother unless you have your jamming together!
    Pitch 1: Climb the groove, often dirty, to the bolted Recompense belay. 70', 5.9

    Pitch 2: Step left and down to where you can climb a corner to tree ledge on Abrakadabra. 40' 5.8

    Pitch 3: Climb a crack on the right, stepping left before Repentance. Follow flakes to a gear belay just before a bolt ladder. 50' 5.8

    Pitch 4: Follow the bolts (this is on Abrakadabra) up the slab. 30' 5.11c

    Pitch 5: Step right and traverse into the Repentance chimney. Continue up to a belay ledge on the right. 60'

    Pitch 6: Step down and right to a slab. Continue up the corner, past 2 overhangs. At the top step into the Repentance chimney and climb the hand and finger crack on the right wall (crux). 90' 5.11c

    Pitch 7: Follow the slabs up to the woods.

Gear: standard Cathedral rack
Descent: walk off via the climber's trail or rappel
History:  September 1982 - Steve Larson & Andy Tuthill

 

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