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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 1:59a on 07/05/22 - Temperature: 55.9 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 55.9 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.973 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 63 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
Climbing Area Index / Humphrey's Ledge / High Steppin' (5.7)
High Steppin'
Al Hospers at the crux
Photo by Joe Perez
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. Continue up a small incline past 2 small climbing areas to another comfortable ledge with a couple of trees. The climb begins to the left of Old Crow and a dark left facing corner that is often wet.
Description: This is a nice, well-protected, moderate climb with some interesting moves. When the corner is wet the climb is harder and more exciting, because you are forced to climb more to the left of the wet corner.
    Pitch 1: Climb the slab left of the left facing corner to a bolt which is just to the right of a small overhang. Climb past the bolt to a diagonaling crack/overlap that takes small cams. Continue past another bolt and right of a small tree to a nose with two bolts on it. Surmount the nose to a slab with two bolts, and up to a bolt just right of a small left facing corner. Go up the corner, placing a small cam for protection, to the 2-bolt anchor.

Gear: Small cams for the diagonaling crack
Descent: rappel the route
History:  April 13,2010 - Joe and Judy Perez, Al Hospers


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