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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:29p on 07/14/20 - Temperature: 75.2 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 75.2 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.932 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 100 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Humphrey's Ledge / Yellowjacket (5.7)
Yellowjacket
Judy Perez on 2nd ascent
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  Hike left along the cliff past Robinson Crusoe. As the trail goes uphill to Wanderlust take a left on a separate trail. The first route you come to is Easy As Pudding Pie. The climb starts on the top of the obvious blocky buttress.
Description: A yellowjacket stung Joe when he was belaying Al as Al was drilling the bolts, hence the name. This is a nice climb with holds and bolts exactly where you want them.
    Pitch 1: Climb easily up on top of the buttress. Clip a bolt and then climb up past 4 more to the slab. Pad up the slab (unprotected 5.3) to a 2-bolt ring anchor above a roof. 30 meters

Gear: draws
Descent: rappel the route
History:  September 1,2009 - Al Hospers, Judy Perez, Joe Perez

 

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