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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 4:30p on 01/20/20 - Temperature: 16.2 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 13.6 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.089 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 24 %
IceCON 1. Climbs just coming in or only in upper elevations like Ravines.
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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 January 16, 2020
These pictures and today's Report is actually from 1/15, Wednesday. I knew it was going to be snowing almost all day today and I would not be able to take any pictures, so I went up to the Notch yesterday, figuring that 24 hours would make very little difference. I was pleasantly surprised at how much ice survived the 3 days of record temps and rain. In spite of everything the weather threw at us, there is still ice to climb and while the Frankenstein Amphitheater looks even worse, there are still options. This is a time to be cautious due to possible delamination, but if you want to get out and climb, you can. Just be aware that the next several days will be VERY cold, so dress appropriately and beware of what will likely be some very brittle ice.
Huntington Ravine options - beware avalanche danger  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route OK but top is a mess again Click to see route picture.
Dracula kind of OK but top out bad! 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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