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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 6:54p on 03/05/15 - Temperature: 14.6 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 14.6 F - Barometric pressure: 29.600 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 30 %
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Climbing Area Index / Humphrey's Ledge / Yellowjacket (5.7)
Yellowjacket
Judy Perez on 2nd ascent
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  Hike left along the cliff past Robinson Crusoe. As the trail goes uphill to Wanderlust take a left on a separate trail. The first route you come to is Easy As Pudding Pie. The climb starts on the top of the obvious blocky buttress.
Description: A yellowjacket stung Joe when he was belaying Al as Al was drilling the bolts, hence the name. This is a nice climb with holds and bolts exactly where you want them.
    Pitch 1: Climb easily up on top of the buttress. Clip a bolt and then climb up past 4 more to the slab. Pad up the slab (unprotected 5.3) to a 2-bolt ring anchor above a roof. 30 meters

Gear: draws
Descent: rappel the route
History:  September 1,2009 - Al Hospers, Judy Perez, Joe Perez

 

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