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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 10:30a on 07/04/22 - Temperature: 71.5 °F - Wind speed: 2.0 mph - Wind chill: 71.5 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.949 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 13 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Frankenstein Cliff / Gandalf The Great (WI 4)
Gandalf The Great
Gandalf The Great, in "fat" conditions, Winter 2003.
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  Located on the right hand wall of the Hobbit gully.
Description: An ephemeral climb requiring steady nerves and controlled technique.
    Pitch 1: Climb the Hobbit gully to the ice smear on the right, just below the start of the Hobbit pillar.

Gear: standard ice rack with several stubbies
Descent: Walk off around Chia.
History:  February 27,1986 - George Hurley, Vince Wilson

 

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