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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 5:29p on 03/02/21 - Temperature: 14.0 °F - Wind speed: 7.0 mph - Wind chill: 0.8 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.715 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 18 %
IceCON 4. Climbs are IN at the usual places and generally at consensus ratings.
4 out of a possible 5
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January 19, 2017

Hi Folks,

I'd like to be here saying that we've got a 5 star season and that stuff has formed that almost never comes in and that it's the best season in many years. However, while things aren't terrible, they aren't totally great either. Stuff that doesn't get a whole lot of sun, like Standard Route and Dracula, are pretty good, or maybe even great. However, stuff that gets sun, like the Frankenstein Amphitheater, is mediocre at best. Pick your climbs carefully grasshopper...

Speaking of Frankenstein I went up there with Brad today. After taking the pictures we waked in and climbed Standard Route. While the climbing is overall good, it is somewhat mushy in places. Still, it was great to rope up and do it as a multi pitch route for a change. I brought all my fancy new Petal and BD screws and they just run in so sweet. We even brought Brad's new fluorescent orange 70 meter Petzl rope that's super light. I led the first bit up the middle, past the cave and all the way to the upper tier! Then he led all the way to the top. It's so cool to be able to do that. Remember when you had 50 meter ropes and Standard took 4 pitches? I sure do.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170119/Brad_Snowman.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170119/Brad_Standard.jpg

Did I mention that we need more cold temps? No? Well we REALLY need some consistent cold temps right now. And with Ice Fest only a couple of weeks away, we've all got our fingers crossed. And maybe even our toes as well. Speaking of Ice Fest...

ICE FEST 2017:
Don't forget that the 2017 Ice fest is coming fast, February 3-4-5. If you've been to one, you know just how great it is. If not, you owe it to yourself to come out and enjoy the festivities. There are clinics, events, presentations, demo gear and just the feeling of being a part of a fantastic celebration of the ice climbing sport that we all love. For the latest information, check out the blog here:

ICE FEST BLOG

I hope to see you there.
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.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

Here's a few pix from Thursday morning.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170119/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170119/Diagonal.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170119/Repentance_Remission.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170119/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170119/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170119/Unicorn.jpg

The regular stuff is on NEClimbs.com and our Facebook page.

VALLEY CYCLING:
You can ride almost anywhere right now. Just get a fat tire bike and get out there. Lots of great stuff to ride, I mean it!!!

NOTE - if trails are at all soft and you see any ruts from your tracks, don't ride these trails. Let's keep them in good shape.

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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http://www.facebook.com/NEClimbs/

Have fun and climb safe,

Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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