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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 6:29p on 02/16/20 - Temperature: 26.1 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 26.1 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.931 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 67 %
IceCON 4. Climbs are IN at the usual places and generally at consensus ratings.
4 out of a possible 5
Ice Update - February 13, 2020
Ice conditions have definitely improved over the past week. It's amazing what a cold snap and a little snow/mix will do for the state of the ice. It's time to move us from the 3 Axes where we've been stuck for a while, to a solid 4 and I'm sure happy about that. Even the Amphitheater at Frankenstein has finally perked up to something like it's normal state, and hopefully will just get better from here on out. Although unfortunately Machine hasn't come in, Dropline has been climbed several times and it's in pretty good shape. I'm on the fence about Repentance. I heard that it was climbed, but other folks have said that even P 1, which often gets done on its own, is crappy. Looking at Goofers, it sure looks much better - thin at the bottom as always, but fatter the higher you go. However there is a lot of snow on the upper ledges and the snowfield below that is problematic! Champney is good, Newfound Lake is OK and the Flume in Franconia has some good ice. You just need to be cautions on the floor. We're in another snow event that's going to last through the day and bring as much as 4-6" more to the Valley, Notches and upper elevations. I'm not going to belabor it here because I've written a section in the main REPORT about the implications, so be aware friends.
Mt Washington Valley
North End Cathedral good Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Repentance OUT Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Remission OUT Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Goofer's Delight/Super Goofer's Possible, Super Goofer pretty good. BEWARE of snow Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Barber Wall OUT Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
The Myth OUT Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Black Pudding Gully it's touching! Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Champney Falls good Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Frankenstein
Texaco area poor Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Arethusa Falls pretty good Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Smear OK Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Pegasus good Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Hobbit Couloir OK Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Chia OK Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
The Cave Route possible Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Widow's Walk OUT Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Bob's Delight looks very thin Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Trestle mixed routes maybe Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Trestle Slabs left side, just OK Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Lost In The Forest OK, lots of snow Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
A Walk In The Forest good Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Waterfall OK, be aware of snow Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Standard Left good Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Standard Route good Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
The Penguin fat Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Dropline getting done Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Welcome to the Machine OUT Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Dracula good Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Hanging Gardens area UNKNOWN Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Crawford Notch / Mt. Willard
Elephant Head Gully that face on teh right looks fatter than I've ever seen it! Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Flume Cascade NO NO NO Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Silver Cascade NO NO NO Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Hitchcock Gully IN with options, but beware snow in lower section Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
East Face Slabs IN Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Cinema Gully DANGER DANGER Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Great Madness IN Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Numbered gullys options available Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Willey's Slide IN but be aware of snow Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Mt Washington / Pinkham Notch
Tuckerman's Ravine DANGER Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Huntington Ravine DANGER Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Franconia Notch and vicinity
The Black Dike IN Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Fafnir UNKNOWN Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Omega UNKNOWN Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
The Flume ice is good, floor funky - picture courtesy Frank Dahlmeyer Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
Kinsman Notch IN Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Other
Trollville maybe, hard to tell Feb 13, 2020 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Lake Willoughby great conditions, many options Feb 13, 2020 Click to see image.
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