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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 2:00p on 03/22/19 - Temperature: 44.1 °F - Wind speed: 8.0 mph - Wind chill: 42.0 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.013 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 100 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
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March 7, 2019

Hi Folks,

Wow have we been on a rollercoaster this past week. Snow, warm, bitter cold... What's next folks? On the good side the ice is fat and blue. Honestly it doesn't get a whole lot better for the first week of March, other than maybe being a tad warmer. HA

So I got out on Tuesday to the North End of Cathedral. I rode the fat tire bike down the road, which was a mess, and climbed Thresher and the Pillars. Both were in great shape.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/Thresher.jpg

Today, after I took the pictures, I met up with a new friend James and climbed Pegasus in the Amphitheater. It was in generally great shape, tho was a little bit of a mess at the top as it so often is. The rest of the Amphitheater was in good shape as well. There were parties on Hobbit, the Pegasus Rock Finish, Smear, Cave Route and Chia. Quite a busy day for a very chilly Thursday.

As I was processing the pictures I noticed that I had unknowingly captured a climber on Repentance at about 9 AM with Remission in the foreground. That kind of thing has happened before as I can't really see the details from where I am shooting and it's always a cool revelation. Here's the image:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/Climber_Repentance_Remission.jpg
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

Here are a few interesting pictures taken this morning:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/Diagonal.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/Repentance_Remission.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/Unicorn.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/MtWillard_UpperTier.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20190307/SnotRocket.jpg

As always the climb-by-climb pics are on Facebook and NEClimbs.com.

VALLEY CYCLING:
With the snow we got on Sunday/Monday it made a bit of a mess on the groomed trails. However, the snowmobile trails are now well groomed and packed, as is Whittaker Woods. So there are definitely places here & there to ride.

Mobile Version Of NEClimbs:
Up on one of the Mount Washington Valley's finest crags and want to know what that climb you're looking at is? Or maybe you're on your way up from Boston and want to check out the Ice Report for your upcoming weekend plans. Or more likely, you're at work just want to daydream about your next adventure. Well if you have a smart phone handy, you can get to NEClimbs from anywhere you have cell service. While it doesn't offer every single feature of the site and it's not an "app", in mobile form, it does do a whole lot and is very useful. Here is the live link to the mobile version of NEClimbs:

http://www.neclimbs.com/mobile

Check it out and if you have issues on your specific phone, please feel free to let me know.

NEClimbs & White Mountain Report On Facebook:
Join us and LIKE us on Facebook. I'll try and post some interesting pix every Thursday and the latest Ice Report in the season, tho certainly not the whole Report. Here's where you can check it out:

http://www.facebook.com/NEClimbs/

Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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