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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 2:29a on 03/30/20 - Temperature: 46.7 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 46.7 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.979 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 100 %
IceCON 0. Minimal ice available for the hard core and mixed aficionados!
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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.

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:
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 27, 2020
The ice is done and I am no longer issuing reports. I had someone text me personally asking about the status of ice in the Ravines. Even if I know something, I am no longer going to answer those questions. IMO it is irresponsible to be climbing, other than maybe on a top-rope at this time. I know it's beautiful out there right now. I GET IT! But climbing is generally a group, or at least duo, activity. Everyone touches everything. And if I touch something of yours, that means I have touched everything that you have come in contact with for the past 14 days. I love climbing and the group dynamic as much as anyone, but climbing right now is simply not worth the risk. You simply cannot guarantee that you are 100% safe and put everyone in jeopardy.
Huntington Ravine OUT  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route OUT Click to see route picture.
Dracula OUT Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

Here are a few interesting pictures taken this morning:

As always the climb-by-climb pics are on Facebook and

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.

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Have fun and climb safe,

Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire

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