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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 3:00a on 01/26/22 - Temperature: 14.0 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 14.0 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.026 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 34 %
IceCON 4. Climbs are IN at the usual places and generally at consensus ratings.
4 out of a possible 5
The White Mountain Report: Jan 20th, 2022
Goodness... Hard to believe but we actually got snow on Monday! YEE HA Here in the Valley we got between 7 & 10 inches and the Notch got closer to a foot. It's cool to be able to finally do a bit of XC skiing right out the back door, and be able to count on having enough liquid in the system for the ice to actually refresh for a change.
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Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest
Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest
The MWV Ice Fest is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. For 27 years it has provided a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technical clinics and privately guided climbs. Don't miss it!

February 4-6 in North Conway, NH.
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Elephant Head Gully -  WI 3

This is a short route that's often used as the finish to a day of climbing on Mt. Willard.

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Victor Brubaker getting in some full value ice climbing!
Lake Willoughby, VT
Selected Ice Conditions effective January 20, 2022
I'm finally going to set the Ice Report to a 4-pick status for the first time this season. Pretty much everything, other than the stuff that usually takes more time and some that doesn't come in all that often to begin with, is in pretty decent shape. The Amphitheater at Frankenstein is in good shape now, offering lots of options. Other than Repentance & Remission, Cathedral is good as well. Lake Willoughby over all is fat, Kinsman good, The Dike is good, and I've heard that the Flume is as well. With the fresh snow, you do want to pay attention where you are - at least till things really settle. There are some concerning pillows on Cinema, and even the Flume Cascade looks a bit iffy.
Huntington Ravine lots of options  
Repentance not yet Click to see route picture.
Standard Route good Click to see route picture.
Dracula good Click to see route picture.
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Duck's Head (Trollville) is a great place to toprope or to get your mixed climbing skills in order. This day was a particularly great time...plus we ran into a couple of mixed-masters and got to watch them at work!
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