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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 5:29a on 03/02/21 - Temperature: 1.8 °F - Wind speed: 1.0 mph - Wind chill: -10.8 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.664 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 34 %
IceCON 4. Climbs are IN at the usual places and generally at consensus ratings.
4 out of a possible 5
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April 21, 2016

Hi Folks,

HmmmÖ Is it still, winter, spring, to some twisted combination of all of the previous? While I would dearly love to be able to call it Spring, with a capital ďSĒ, itís a really tough call. Itís been cold at night, but warm in the day. Weíve had some rain, but probably not unity. The cliffs are pretty darn clear of ice and water, but there is still some snow here & there in places tie wouldnít expect. But honestly, itís all good.

Oh yeah, did I say that there arenít any bugs out there right now? Do I need to say it again, probably not! Iíve gotten out a couple of times, and itís all been good. A sunny afternoon on Beginners Route that restated my belief that climbing slab for the first time in a season gets you in the right state of mind. Dropping a rope over Little feat at the top of Cathedral to see how my fingers feel in a crack. And of course running a bunch of laps with friends on the short face climbs at the Wall Of The Hurley Morning Light at the top of Cathedral. Leading the crack corner and a couple of the bolted lines just to make sure my head is back into the game. With everything else thatís going on in my life - music, cycling, family and getting tech house in shape after winter - climbing has taken a second seat, but thatís OK. The cliffs are still there, the friends willing to get out and the days are feeling warmer and more wonderful. All in all, itís all good. Stay tuned, I think itís going to be a great summer.

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Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective February 25, 2021
It really does feel a little more like mid-March than late February right now, tho this really has to do with a couple of sunny days with temps in the 40's. Of course that's not really a bad thing, as long as it stays cool at night and we don't get any rain. But stay tuned... In general tho the ice is in good shape right now, with a few exceptions where the climbs have been in full sun over the past couple of warm days. The thing to be aware of is that there are places where the ice is punky and snowcone-like or has become undermined. But as long as you are paying attention, you'll be OK. Frankly early to mid-March is really my favorite time to climb. There's nothing like those longer days, more moderate temps and plastic ice. And the occasional warm day when you can get out on some warm early-season rock! What's not to like?
Huntington Ravine IN  
Repentance questionable Click to see route picture.
Standard Route IN Click to see route picture.
Dracula IN fat Click to see route picture.
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INSTANT BUG REPORT:
For all practical purposes, nothing or NADA! Thatís not going to last, but enjoy it while you can.

VALLEY CYCLING:
f I said it over and over, Iíd still be telling the truth - ďItís all good!Ē Iíve ridden most of the local trails in the past 7-10 daze, and I gotta repeat myself - ďItís all good.Ē So, get out there & ride folks! Itís all goodÖ

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Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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