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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:59a on 01/12/20 - Temperature: 52.9 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 52.9 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.654 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 100 %
IceCON 1. Climbs just coming in or only in upper elevations like Ravines.
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The White Mountain Report: Jan 16th, 2020
Not really a lot to say right now. I think that the Instant Ice Report pretty much says it all. It was a really messy couple of days, but things are getting better. And with brutal cold coming in on Saturday and them more of the same on Monday, the ice should reform like gangbusters. Stay tuned... Like everyone in the Valley I'm hoping that we stay cold through the next 2 weeks for the upcoming Ice Fest.
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Heading up for the Puffin, located between Standard Route and Penguin.
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Frankenstein, Crawford Notch
Heading up for the Puffin, located between Standard Route and Penguin.
Frankenstein, Crawford Notch
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  
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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.
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