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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 12:30a on 02/25/21 - Temperature: 36.6 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 36.6 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.404 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 92 %
IceCON 4. Climbs are IN at the usual places and generally at consensus ratings.
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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