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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 12:30p on 01/21/20 - Temperature: 18.7 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 18.7 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.281 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 29 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
Ice Update - January 16, 2020
These pictures and today's Report is actually from 1/15, Wednesday. I knew it was going to be snowing almost all day today and I would not be able to take any pictures, so I went up to the Notch yesterday, figuring that 24 hours would make very little difference. I was pleasantly surprised at how much ice survived the 3 days of record temps and rain. In spite of everything the weather threw at us, there is still ice to climb and while the Frankenstein Amphitheater looks even worse, there are still options. This is a time to be cautious due to possible delamination, but if you want to get out and climb, you can. Just be aware that the next several days will be VERY cold, so dress appropriately and beware of what will likely be some very brittle ice.
Mt Washington Valley
North End Cathedral OK Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Repentance building well Jan 20, 2020 Click to see image.
Remission OUT but building Jan 20, 2020 Click to see image.
Goofer's Delight/Super Goofer's OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Barber Wall OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
The Myth OUT Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Black Pudding Gully OUT not touching any more Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Champney Falls climbable but floor funky Jan 20, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Frankenstein
Texaco area not good, but possible Jan 19, 2020 Click to see image.
Arethusa Falls there is some ice, not great Jan 21, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Smear OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Pegasus OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Hobbit Couloir doubtful Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Chia OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
The Cave Route OUT Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Widow's Walk OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Bob's Delight OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Trestle mixed routes naaah Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Trestle Slabs OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Lost In The Forest maybe Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
A Walk In The Forest OUT - middle fell down Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Waterfall OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Standard Left maybe Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Standard Route OK but top is a mess again Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
The Penguin fat Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Dropline OUT, rebuilding Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Welcome to the Machine OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Dracula kind of OK but top out bad! Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Hanging Gardens area UNKNOWN Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Crawford Notch / Mt. Willard
Elephant Head Gully face on right looks possible! Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Flume Cascade OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Silver Cascade OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Hitchcock Gully couldn't see, but likely climbable Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
East Face Slabs some climbing possible Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Cinema Gully OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Great Madness OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Numbered gullys OUT Jan 15, 2020 Click to see image.
Willey's Slide middle is now open, possible on sides Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Mt Washington / Pinkham Notch
Tuckerman's Ravine SNOW - beware avalanche danger Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Huntington Ravine options - beware avalanche danger Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Franconia Notch and vicinity
The Black Dike IN but brittle & hard to protect Jan 21, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Fafnir OUT Jan 20, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Omega UNKNOWN Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
The Flume floor bad, TR possible if managed from the top Jan 20, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Kinsman Notch OK, but not great Jan 20, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Other
Trollville OUT Jan 15, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Lake Willoughby definitely getting better, several options Jan 21, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
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