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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 11:59p on 03/25/19 - Temperature: 24.9 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 24.9 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.003 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 34 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 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 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

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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Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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