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IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
The White Mountain Report: Feb 2nd, 2023
I once again have to put the weather on the top of the list for what's happening this week. We've had an amazingly balmy winter so far, but this weekend that's going to drastically change, at least for a few daze. I can't really explain it any better than what the Obs folks have to say, so either jump to their site or scroll down here for the Valley predictions.
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Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest
Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest
The MWV Ice Fest is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. For 30 years it has provided a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technical clinics and privately guided climbs. Don't miss it!

February 3-5 in North Conway, NH.
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Standard Route -  WI 3 II

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Mt Willard, Crawford Notch
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Selected Ice Conditions effective February 2, 2023
Ice is finally really starting to happen now. At last I give it a 3. The stories for the weekend are Ice Fest and the weather. I know some are poo-pooing the cold, trying to proove how strong they are. But this is cold on another level. So please pay attention and dial your personal goals down a notch, or even two. Shit can happen very quickly in these temps and there is minimal room for error. Just remember what happened to Kate Matrosova in similar conditions! After we get through this weekend I think we're going to be in for some great climbing weather. I hope to see you around at Ice Fest. I'm part of a panel on how climate effects our climbing, so come on by. Stay warm...
Huntington Ravine many options but be aware of avalanche danger  
Repentance not yet  
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Dracula IN Click to see route picture.
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