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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
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Climbing Area Index / Humphrey's Ledge / Over Arch (5.9)
Over Arch
George Hurley
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  Follow the climber's trail along the cliff past Robinson Crusoe to Wanderlust. Find a small path just below the upper ledge going to the right that takes you to the Dedication Corner, an obvious landmark.
Description: The 1982 route, Halloween II, starts about 50' left of the Dedication corner (the Webster guide says 25'). A 3 inch thick foot-long arch marks the start. Halloween II stays in the right facing inside corner until the final overlap. Over Arch starts on Halloween II but then climbs the face to the left of that route. George was 76 when he put up this climb!
    Pitch 1: The route follows a line right of the four bolts. The top anchor is a large tree below the 3 stacked blocks of the start of the route Dr. Leaky I Presume.

Gear: Relatively minimal gear is needed - draws for the bolts, a #1 Camelot and perhaps a small SLCD for a horizontal near the first bolt and another piece for an upper slot.
Descent: Rappel the route from trees
History:  April 27,2009 - George Hurley and Judy Perez. Joe Perez also did the second ascent on the same day.

 

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