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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 9:59p on 03/25/19 - Temperature: 22.1 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 22.1 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.991 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 51 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Mt Oscar (SW face) / The Staircase (5.5)
The Staircase
Directions:  This is the first route you'll come to by following the climbers' trail. A prominent overlap with a right facing flake (pitch two) is directly above you, about 100' up.
Description: You could think of this as a variation of Guides' Route, tho a more exposed climb than the final pitches of Guides' Route.
    Pitch 1: Climb the Guides' Route or Euro Crack.

    Pitch 2: Climb the Guides' Route or Euro Crack.

    Pitch 3: From the belay, move left 10' and follow the stepped rock past two bolts. At the overlaps, move left and climb through the overlaps past another bolt to the belay. (5.5, 60')

    Pitch 4: Climb straight up, joining Guides' Route. (5.3, 100')

    Pitch 5: Follow Guides' Route to the top (100', fourth class)

Gear: Standard Rack
Descent: 

 

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