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Nostril - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad)
large off-width crack that needs large pro. A stadard rack will work the higher you get.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Large crack near the middle of the face that looks like a nostirl with a septum of stone near the middle of the climb. The large crack at the bottom makes climbing with an arm bar nearly mandatory. The climb is tough and probably would be easier for someone who understands climbing in large cracks, but can handle the small finger crack at the top.

Descent Options:

either rap down from the trees at the top or walk off the top to the thin air face.

Submitted by: scoobydoo030 on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2011-10-24
Views: 293
Route ID: 110066

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: scoobydoo030 on 2011-09-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nostril

Very tryng route with pro that is hard to place. This is probably the best route I climbed while in North Conway on this last trip. I am glad it was my last one for the trip as it will be easily remembered. I cannot wait to get back up there and lead it. This climb was wet when I got on it and that made the climbing that much more intense. This will be a classic if more people find it.

Added: 2011-10-21