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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 1:29p on 03/04/21 - Temperature: 26.6 °F - Wind speed: 6.0 mph - Wind chill: 17.0 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.460 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 23 %
IceCON 4. Climbs are IN at the usual places and generally at consensus ratings.
4 out of a possible 5
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The White Mountain Report: Feb 25th, 2021
A 10 degree swing in either direction can be quite the difference. Start at a cloudy and damp 32, warm to a sunny 42 and you'll be sweating bullets. But start with a sunny 32, drop to a cloudy and breezy 22 and you can easily be in big trouble. I started my morning walk here in the Valley with a sunny and calm 30 degrees and it really felt as if spring was here. 2 hours later standing at the Dry River Campground at 24 degrees in a breezy light snow and it felt like we were in late January instead of almost March 1st.
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Cauliflower Gully -  WI 2 II

2 pitches of nice gully climbing, providing a reasonable finish to any of the main climbs Mt. Willard. It tops out right at the top of the cliff, very near the overlook. While usually a Grade 2, it sometimes provides a nice Grade 3 bulge.

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On occasion ice climbing can get quite entertaining...
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Selected Ice Conditions effective February 25, 2021
It really does feel a little more like mid-March than late February right now, tho this really has to do with a couple of sunny days with temps in the 40's. Of course that's not really a bad thing, as long as it stays cool at night and we don't get any rain. But stay tuned... In general tho the ice is in good shape right now, with a few exceptions where the climbs have been in full sun over the past couple of warm days. The thing to be aware of is that there are places where the ice is punky and snowcone-like or has become undermined. But as long as you are paying attention, you'll be OK. Frankly early to mid-March is really my favorite time to climb. There's nothing like those longer days, more moderate temps and plastic ice. And the occasional warm day when you can get out on some warm early-season rock! What's not to like?
Huntington Ravine IN  
Repentance questionable Click to see route picture.
Standard Route IN Click to see route picture.
Dracula IN fat Click to see route picture.
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