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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 12:30p on 03/19/19 - Temperature: 33.1 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 33.1 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.252 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 20 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 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.

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:


I hope to see you there.
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 14, 2019
I am absolutely nuts with stuff going on, so this is short... Check out the GIF of Diagonal coming down. it's 42 degrees and rising here in the Valley at 1pm and it was 35 in the Notch when I took pictures. Predictions are for upper 40's!!!! Anything in the sun is VERY problematic right now. Maybe with the exception of Penguin, Standard and Dracula, but be aware of the top curtains on Standard! There is shaded stuff on Willard, like Hitchcock & the Cleft which will likely be fine. But be sure to protect well.
Huntington Ravine options, but beware snow  
Repentance NO Click to see route picture.
Standard Route IN be aware folks! Click to see route picture.
Dracula IN - bring your snorkle Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

Here's a few pix from Thursday morning.

The regular stuff is on and our Facebook page.

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.

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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:

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Have fun and climb safe,

Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire

Climbing for speed records will probably become more popular, a mania which has just begun. Climbers climb not just to see how fast and efficiently they can do it, but far worse, to see how much faster and more efficiently they are than a party which did the same climb a few days before. The climb becomes secondary, no more important than a racetrack. Man is pitted against man.
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