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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 11:59a on 01/21/20 - Temperature: 16.7 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 16.7 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.293 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 29 %
IceCON 1. Climbs just coming in or only in upper elevations like Ravines.
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February 7, 2019

Hi Folks,

What an incredible weekend of climbing at Ice Fest 2019. I hardly think we could have asked for a better weekend. There were a ton of great people, some amazing presentations, fabulous clinics and plenty of ice for everyone. Kudos to Brad White and Rick Wilcox, the Ice Fest Crew and all of the awesome volunteers for putting on yet another stupendous event.

I was fortunate to be a part of this years Fest, guiding on Friday and Sunday. Friday was an Alpine Skills clinic up on Willies Slide. It was a chilly day, but at least it wasn't very windy. Sunday I did an Alpine Still climb up Cinema Gully, across the upper tree ledge and ending up doing a pitch on the East Face Slabs. Both days were highly enjoyable for all concerned.

If for some reason you haven't made it to any of the now 26 Ice Fest, you owe it to yourself to make it to at least one. It's quite amazing
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 Click to see route picture.
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

For comparison here are a few pictures taken Wednesday and Thursday:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/chia_Wednesday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/chia_Thursday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/cinema_Wednesday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/cinema_Thursday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/fang_Wednesday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/fang_Thursday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/greatMadness_Wednesday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/greatMadness_Thursday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/numberedGullies_Wednesday.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/numberedGullies_Thursday.jpg

And other interesting ones:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/CauliflowerGully.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/ElephantHead_right.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/MtWashington.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/MtWebster.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/MtWillard.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/MtWillard_upperTier.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/Repentance_Remission.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/SnotRocket.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190207/Unicorn.jpg

VALLEY CYCLING:
It's pretty terrible right now, but as soon as things chill down it should be great again.

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Have fun and climb safe,

Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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