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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 1:00a on 03/25/19 - Temperature: 32.6 °F - Wind speed: 1.0 mph - Wind chill: 32.6 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.806 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 70 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
Ice Update - March 21, 2019
It's been a wonderful ice season, but Spring is officially here folks. Thus the sun is strong so it's warm during the day, but it's cold at night. And of course that means that climbs in the full sun are crap, but anything in the shade can still be good and maybe even building a bit. Sure, Standard Route is still massive, but the ice isn't all that good IMO. I was up there today and thought the ice above the cave was punky! Climbs in the reflector oven that is the Amphitheater are a mess now and honestly in my mind it's not a smart place to be. We're entering a time when the best climbing will be up high in the Ravine. And of course the longer days make it a great time to be up there. From here on out I'm only going to be posting pictures of things I think are in climbable shape, and that's a dwindling supply.
Mt Washington Valley
North End Cathedral more or less OK Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Repentance OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Remission NO Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Goofer's Delight/Super Goofer's iffy at best Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Barber Wall OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
The Myth OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Black Pudding Gully maybe Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Champney Falls OK, maybe 4 out of 5. It’s obviously been baked and some of the top outs are thinnish, and the big flow could open up with a warming spell. The floor is good. The trail is very hard packed all the way in. Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Frankenstein
Texaco area OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Arethusa Falls UNKNOWN Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Smear OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Pegasus only Rock finish looks OK Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Hobbit Couloir OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Chia NO NO NO Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
The Cave Route OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Widow's Walk OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Bob's Delight OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Trestle mixed routes OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Trestle Slabs IFFY Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Lost In The Forest OK Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
A Walk In The Forest left side probably OK, rest is a NO Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Waterfall OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Standard Left OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Standard Route climbable, but getting punky Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
The Penguin still IN, gear optional Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Dropline OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Welcome to the Machine OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Dracula IN - bring your snorkle Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Hanging Gardens area maybe Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Crawford Notch / Mt. Willard
Elephant Head Gully OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Flume Cascade OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Silver Cascade OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Hitchcock Gully IN Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
East Face Slabs punky Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Cinema Gully OUT Mar 21, 2019 Click to see image.
Great Madness OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Numbered gullys OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Willey's Slide IN Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Mt Washington / Pinkham Notch
Tuckerman's Ravine good snow climbing Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Huntington Ravine IN mostly Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Franconia Notch and vicinity
The Black Dike IN Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Fafnir OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Omega OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
The Flume OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Kinsman Notch UNKNOWN Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Other
Trollville OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
Lake Willoughby OUT Mar 21, 2019 Sorry, no picture of this climb.
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