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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 8:30a on 08/30/20 - Temperature: 60.2 °F - Wind speed: 2.0 mph - Wind chill: 60.2 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.343 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 55 %
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The White Mountain Report: Sep 17th, 2020
Tho it's just mid-September, it is clearly starting to feel like Fall. Crisper days, chilly nights and leaves starting to change, even in the Valley. We had an evening that was close to a frost several days ago, and it looks like more of that is in the works for the weekend. While it makes for nice climbing weather, it's not so good for the tomatoes and basil, of which I have a lot! Time to bring in what I can, do a harvest and cover what's left and hope for the best...
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The Chimney -  5.5

It's called a chimney, tho it doesn't narrow down until you get right to the top. Very popular with beginning leaders and groups as it's easy to set up as a toprope. Great climbing at a moderate grade.

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85 year old George Hurley leading the FA on his new route.
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85 year old George Hurley leading the FA on his new route.
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