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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 12:00a on 07/01/22 - Temperature: 58.0 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 58.0 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.990 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 55 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / Highway 61 (5.13b)
Highway 61
Photo by Tim Kemple (topo)
Directions:  Cathedral Ledge: Start as for Mines of Moria.
Description: no description available
    Pitch 1: Start on Mines of Moria - power laybacking past the bolt off the ledge and two pins up to the next bolt. From there step left up some side pulls, past a bolt and small wires to a dyno, then to a sloper over the roof. Easy corner climbing leads up and right to join Mines for the last 5 feet to the belay.

    Pitch 2: Step off 2 feet right of the belay up past a bashie, and clip a bollt. Then powerful sidepulls and slopers lead to shelves and more bashies. Clip the ones you want up to the base of an overhanging corner. Clip a bolt and start up the corner, easily at first, past two more bashies, clip a pin and begin the crux towards the top of the corner. Powerful stemming past more bashies until you can reach the jug on the arete to a stance. Step left and cruise the upper finger crack over the lip and up to a belay at a stance 10ft over the roof 5.13a/b.

    Pitch 3: Climb the ever steepening corner past a few pins up to the base of THE BRIDGE OF KHAZAD-DUM. Finish up The Bridge or Pendulum Route.

Gear: Normal rack down to RP's, and up to #2 Camelot.
Descent: Rappel the route or finish as desired to the top.
History:  April 2003 - Tim Kemple, Tim Kemple Sr, and David Schmidt. On the first ascent both seconds used aid on p1 and p2.


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