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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 11:30p on 11/28/20 - Temperature: 47.1 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 47.1 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.839 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising 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 November 26, 2020
YUP, the ice has been forming in the notches and the higher elevations, tho nothing here in the Valley. People have been climbing in Tucks, Pinnacle and I even heard that there was reasonable ice on Mt Avalon - tho that's a slog. That said, it's not clear where things will be after this weekend's rain and warmup. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. At least all this sure puts some water in the system. [wry grin]
Huntington Ravine Pinnacle has been done  
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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