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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:30a on 03/23/19 - Temperature: 33.3 °F - Wind speed: 5.0 mph - Wind chill: 27.1 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.186 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 56 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
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January 4, 2018

Hi Folks,

I know, I know I know... Sometimes 'm sure I sound like one of those weather crazies who acts like the world is going to fall apart just because we're having a little snowstorm. After all, we live in New England for heavens sake. Cold and snow are just part of our lives, right? But I just gotta say that this time I feel as if those folks are probably right-on.



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

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/EchoRoof.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/myth.jpg

And some of the other climbs here & there.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/CauliflowerGully.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/CrawfordTrestleCut.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Diagonal_Mordor.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Diamonds_Rust.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/MtWillard.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Repentance_Remission.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/ShoestringGully.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/SnotRocket.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Unicorn.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Willard_UpperTier.jpg

Check for more pix on NEClimbs.com or FaceBook.

VALLEY CYCLING:
Unfortunately the trails on the east side aren't packed out like they were last year. I guess nobody is really all that into it yet. However the Peaked trail was well packed by hikers and snowshoers on Wednesday and worth the effort. That said, before this snow, the Marshall trails were amazing. My buddy Phil and I rode there on Wednesday and they were as good as I could possibly imagine. Lucille's is great, Red's snowmobile trail has been groomed by the snowmobile club and is excellent, there are some interesting groomed loops off Red's and the Shumway downhill was fabulous. I would compare them to Kingdom Trails! Hopefully these will get groomed again after the storm.


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Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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