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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 2:29a on 07/05/22 - Temperature: 55.4 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 55.4 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.974 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 62 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Lake Willoughby / Twenty Below Zero Gully (WI 4 + III)
Twenty Below Zero Gully
Art Mooney guiding on a spectacular day at the Lake.
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  Located on the left side of the face, just right of an obvious rock buttress.
Description: Twenty Below is hardly your typical gully climb. In fact it's not a gully at all. The first climb done at the Lake, it's a very popular route. always in the sun it's usually running water so be sure to wear your rain gear! Altho it was originally climbed in 3 pitches, with 60 meter ropes it can be done in 2. There is a niche/cave on the left about 1/2 way up that provides a reasonably protected standa for the belayer.
Gear: standard ice rack
Descent: Rappel from the trees at the top to a tree and stance 1/2 way down on the left. Continue down and trend right to the ground.
History:  January 1974 - Henry Barber, Michael Hartrich, Al Rubin

 

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