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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:29p on 07/14/20 - Temperature: 75.2 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 75.2 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.932 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 100 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / Recluse (5.10d)
Directions:  Park at the north end of Cathedral ledge and follow the trail up to the cliff. Recluse is the crack with the overhanging start between Birdnest and Child's Play.
Description: A total hard New England classic. By any modern standard this is a 5.11 climb! According to legand John Bouchard, the trick is using the "chicken wing" technique with your right hand!
    Pitch 1: The crux is right off the ground. Climb the crack to the top.

Gear: standard rack
Descent: rappel from the Birdnest anchors
History:  September 1971 - FFA: Henry Barber
FA: Joe Cote, Dick Arey

 

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