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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 11:59p on 03/21/19 - Temperature: 31.4 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 31.4 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.805 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 68 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
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January 25, 2018

Hi Folks,

All I can say is that it was a good thing I had my Microspikes with me when I went up to take my pictures this morning. The places I get out of the car to get the right angle were like skating rinks. I would not have been able to walk around on the fields or roads! I can imagine that hiking up to any of the Frankenstein climbs or down the Willard or Webster trails would be brutal without them. FWIW I hate hiking long distances in full crampons, so having the MS in the bottom of my pack is a MUST!
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

Of course the regular Thursday ice pix are on NEClimbs.com and Facebook, but here are some of the other pix.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/LeftOfPegasus.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/MtWillard.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Repentance_Remission.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/RikkiTikkiTavi.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/SnotRocket.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Shoestring.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Trollville.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Tripecycle.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Unicorn.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/WillardUpperTier.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/HardRane.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Gully_2-5.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Gully_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/ElephantHead_Right.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Diagonal_Mordor.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Coffin.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/CauliflowerGully.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/BlackCrack.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/AngelCakes.jpg

VALLEY CYCLING:
Just like needing crampons or Microspikes to get around in the woods, you're going to need studded tires to get around most places on your bike. Shall we say that it's firm but slick almost everywhere right now.

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Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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