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By chinos
Aug 22, 2016
a very scary looking block indeed!
By Robert Hall
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From: North Conway, NH
Aug 23, 2016
I was back again this past weekend and block seems pretty stable. My partner belayed using the (sandy & dirt covered) top for the belay stance. There's an very old ring-angle piton in the crack just above, probably indicating it was a belay stance decades ago. Good back-up pro [med. cam(s)] in the crack just below the piton.
Still, the best, most solid belay in the area uses the fantastically solid crack(s) in the small OH just a few feet above although it's not as nice a stance. (Very slightly "hanging")

The block is so big I'd hate to "mess with it" (e.g. like with a crowbar) lest all one does is make it less stable.
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There is a good crack system for a gear belay just under a small overhang 15-20 ft above this flake-lieing-on-the-slab. No need to touch it!

Submitted By: Robert Hall on Jul 17, 2016
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