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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:30p on 12/11/18 - Temperature: 11.9 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 11.9 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.923 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 79 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
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The White Mountain Report: Dec 6th, 2018
Well, weather-wise it's been an eventful week. But after all, it's still early December and not even officially winter yet, so what can we realistically expect? With lower-elevation ice actually available to be climbed, I'm actually feeling pretty good about the season so far. Plus, even tho we had a veritable deluge a couple of days ago, it's going to be quite cold over there weekend so things should build somewhat quickly.
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Yup, it's from Thursday November 15, probably the first ascent this season.
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Standard Route, Frankenstein, Crawford Notch
Yup, it's from Thursday November 15, probably the first ascent this season.
Standard Route, Frankenstein, Crawford Notch
Selected Ice Conditions effective December 6, 2018
While there is ice to be climbed, it's still not really in great shape. Lots of stuff is delaminated and the top outs on many climbs look dicey. Definitely bring your old picks and protect early and often. Remember, it's still Fall!!!
Huntington Ravine SNOW  
Repentance OUT Click to see route picture.
Standard Route not too bad Click to see route picture.
Dracula OK, beware topout Click to see route picture.
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