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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 12:30a on 03/22/19 - Temperature: 31.6 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 31.6 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.805 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 71 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
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November 16, 2017

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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

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MAYBE LAST ROCK LAST SUNDAY:
Brad had heard about a little cliff over in Maine kind of near the Fryeburg Airport that he wanted to check out. It was a somewhat sunny day and in ethics's upper 30's, so I said what the heck... Getting into the place was a bit tricky so I won't try to describe the location, it's down a series of dirt logging roads. The climbing was OK, on a nicely positive Rumny-like schist rock. There were bolts on the 5 routes we climbed and they were generally in the 5.6-5.7 range tho somewhat runout in places. There are lots of little cliffs like this all over Maine, apparently you just need to know where they are. [wry grin]

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ROAD CLOSINGS:
Bear Notch Road, Cathedral Ledge Road, Sawer River Road and Hurricane Mountain Road are all closed. Tho I haven't seen anything about Evans Notch I would bet that it too is closed for the season.

MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY ICE FEST 2018:
In case you had forgotten, the 25 annual Ice Fest is coming up. Mark February 2-4 on your calendars and stay tuned. It's going to be a good one!

http://www.mwv-icefest.com

VALLEY CYCLING:
I rode in light snow on the West side near Echo Lake on Monday and it was great, then again on a beautiful warmish-Wednesday in Whittaker Woods and that was great as well. The trails are good and only a little blow-down here and there. What's not to like?

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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


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