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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 3:30p on 03/20/19 - Temperature: 44.4 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 44.4 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.147 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 22 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
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February 15, 2018

Hi Folks,

It's been a busy week and it's not going to slack off. A bunch of climbing, band rehearsals and music performances, plus a great bike ride up Hurricane Mountain Road. All in all it's the kind of week you want to do when the weather is changing to warm! It was 44 in the Valley on Thursday, 37 on Friday morning and it will get warmer on Friday, before it cools off at night. [YUCK] Hang on folks it may be a bumpy ride...

I climbed last week on the Unicorn on Cathedral Ledge with area Petal rep Dave Karl. I got to try out the new Ergonomic tools with the superb new Pureice picks. These are great tools and the picks are amazing folks. It's the first tool that may actually get me to abandon my vintage Ergo's! Believe me, that's saying something. Note that this isn't the normal Unicorn climb. That one usually comes in at the corner. For some reason it didn't make it this year, but some other cool stuff did. This climb was probably 50-60' high and close to vertical. Very sweet...

Here's a couple of pix:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Unicorn_1.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Unicorn_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Unicorn_3.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Unicorn_4.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Unicorn_5.jpg

I went out today (Thursday) with the Bagel-meister (Bagels Plus) himself, Frank Dahlmeyer. He wanted to do Repentance, so that's what we did. I led the first two pitches as one and he did the chockstone on the left. It was POURING water and I was totally soaked at the end. I wish we'd brought the 70 meter rope so I could have belayed at the new newish anchor 20' higher tho. It would have been a lot more comfortable.

More pix:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Repentance_1.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Repentance_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Repentance_3.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Repentance_4.jpg

I got up at 5 AM today to practice for my gigs and then took pics and climbed, so I was beat after Repentance. Enjoy your weekend and climb safe folks...
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 20, 2019
I rode my MTB up the Mt Willard trail this morning. it was amazing! I was in a hurry in both directions, but as I went through the Notch I glanced at the various climbs. The sun is strong and really baking everything out everywhere. I spotted someone on Standard but everything in the Amphitheater looks poor. The left face of Willard IMO is toast. IMNSHO if it's not in the shade, I would consider it highly suspect.
Huntington Ravine IN mostly  
Repentance OUT 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

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/20180215/AngelCakes.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/BlackCrack.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Diagonal_Mordor.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Dropline_Machine_Coffin.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Repentance_Remission.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/SnotRocket.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Shoestring.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Unicorn.jpg

VALLEY CYCLING:
I haven't ridden too much lately because of the snow and because I hadn't put on my studded tired. [shucks] That changed on Wednesday morning and I took them out for a run up Hurricane Mountain Road and the Black Cap Trail. I ran out of time and didn't get to the top, only to the kiosk, halfway up the trail. Still it was a great ride on a balmy day and I worked up a sweat. Highly recommended folks!

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Bike_1.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Bike_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Bike_3.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180215/Bike_4.jpg

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Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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