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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 6:59a on 03/23/19 - Temperature: 33.9 °F - Wind speed: 2.0 mph - Wind chill: 28.5 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.164 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 60 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
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November 26, 2009

Hi Folks,

Things are crazed right with Turkey Day and Black Friday. Couple that with 2 gigs this week and I am over the top. So - basically this is a very short Report that is going out this morning rather than on Thanksgiving day when I want to be laying around scarfing turkey and watching football. [wry grin] I hope that you all take a minute or so to reflect on what we all have to be thankful for and have a great little holiday.

So in one longish paragraph, here is what's gone on this week...

The weather has been pretty doggone nice, as long as you aren't looking for ice season. If you like rock you have been very happy. A doctor from Elliott Hospital died in an accident in Tucks on Saturday. He was reported missing on Saturday afternoon/evening and not found until Sunday morning where he was discovered below the main headwall. No one saw it and so it is unknown what happened. There was a fairly substantial rockfall just left of the Ethereal Buttress on Whitehorse on Sunday. If you look up near the top of the 3rd pitch on Children's Crusade you can see the initial impact and a lot of large loose rock. It just might be a good idea to avoid that area for a while, I know I will. Careful when you're stacking wood this time of year. There are TONS of spiders in the woodpile & when they bite you it can be more than just annoying! I know... Passaconaway Road is closed for bridge repair and will remain closed for the season. There is NO sign on the Conway side to indicate this!!!!
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 21, 2019
It's been a wonderful ice season, but Spring is officially here folks. Thus the sun is strong so it's warm during the day, but it's cold at night. And of course that means that climbs in the full sun are crap, but anything in the shade can still be good and maybe even building a bit. Sure, Standard Route is still massive, but the ice isn't all that good IMO. I was up there today and thought the ice above the cave was punky! Climbs in the reflector oven that is the Amphitheater are a mess now and honestly in my mind it's not a smart place to be. We're entering a time when the best climbing will be up high in the Ravine. And of course the longer days make it a great time to be up there. From here on out I'm only going to be posting pictures of things I think are in climbable shape, and that's a dwindling supply.
Huntington Ravine IN mostly  
Repentance OUT Click to see route picture.
Standard Route climbable, but getting punky Click to see route picture.
Dracula IN - bring your snorkle Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

In House Jam Band at Ryle's Jazz Club:
I almost never get down Boston way these days, but for a change I'm actually getting down to play some music. Try & come out if you can. One of the guitarists, Randy Roos, is pretty well known in the area. He teaches at Berklee and plays with well known band Club d'Elf. Check out our web site for info about the band and some great sound clips.

http://www.InHouseTheBand.com

show at 9 PM
212 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA
617-876-9330

This is a wild & crazy jam band that just KILLS. Trust me...

Instant Ice Report:
No snow on Mt. Washington and very little ice anywhere. There are reports of some ice "left of Left" in Tucks, however it's anyones guess if it has hung in over this past week. We know it's gonna happen, the question is when. If you check out the weather prediction below it looks as if it's not quite yet...

Mobile Version Of NEClimbs:
Up on one of the Mount Washington Valley's finest crags and want to know what that climb you're looking at is? Or maybe you're on your way up from Boston and want to check out the Ice Report for your upcoming weekend plans. Or more likely, you're at work just want to daydream about your next adventure. Well if you have a smart phone handy, you can get to NEClimbs from anywhere you have cell service. While it doesn't offer every single feature of the site and it's not an "app", in mobile form, it does do a whole lot and is very useful. Here is the live link to the mobile version of NEClimbs:

http://www.neclimbs.com/mobile

Check it out and if you have issues on your specific phone, please feel free to let me know.

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Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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