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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 6:29a on 07/03/22 - Temperature: 56.5 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 56.5 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.815 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 100 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / Pooh (5.7)
Directions:  Just right of Funhouse, on the same ledge, look for a roof with a block that has dropped down.
Description: The first pitch is rated at a traditional 5.6 and many old and young leaders have asked "Just how hard can 5.6 be?" Well, give it a try and find out. The "trick" is getting around the block. The climb was named for Gil Offenhartz's wife.
    Pitch 1: Climb up under the roof and step right under the block. Pull over the block using a hidden hold up high and get into the chimney. Stay left and continue up to the tree ledge. Walk left on the ledge to the left facing corner and crack. Belay from trees. (5.6)

    Pitch 2: Climb the crack to its end on a small tree ledge. Belay from trees. 80' (5.7)

    Pitch 3: Continue straight up past an overlap and slab to the large tree ledge. 40'

Gear: standard rack, long slings and double ropes are very useful for the first pitch
Descent: rappel from a tree over top of Ego Trip with 2 ropes, climb one of the upper routes to the top, or walk off left on the big ledge
History:  1969 - Larry Poorman, Joe Cote, Gil Offenhartz


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