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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 11:24p on 03/26/15 - Temperature: 44.9 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 44.9 F - Barometric pressure: 29.133 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 100 %
IceCON 3. Ice generally available in the usual places, many climbs fat.
3 out of a possible 5
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There will be a major race at Cannon this weekend with all the parking areas used by climbers being used by the ski area with shuttles running! This race is big enough that the lodge and most of the mountain will be closed to the public those 3 days.Here are links for more info:

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The White Mountain Report: Mar 26th, 2015
I woke up this morning at 6 AM to bright sunlight and an almost balmy 34 degrees and by 8:30 it was almost 40! Thats an amazing change from what weve been experiencing for the past several months, and based on the weather predictions not at all what I expected. When I went to bed at 11 last night there was a huge green blob headed our way and I expected it to be raining this AM. Fortunately that was not the case, tho obviously things are starting to change, even as I write. So far weve managed to dodge the bullet, with regards to Spring thaws, but Im not so sure that will be the case from here on out. PS - at 12:15 its 48 degrees folks!!!!
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Widow's Walk, Frankenstein Cliff
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Widow's Walk, Frankenstein Cliff
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 26, 2015
There is still ice to climb in many places right now, but with the warm temps and rain coming thats going to change quickly over the next week. I would expect that the Frankenstein Amphitheater will become problematic pretty soon. Even as big and fat as Standard Route is, it is in the full sun all day so its getting beat up. Climbs like Dracula, the North End of Cathedral, Lost In The Forest, Upper Hitchcock and various things in the shade will last longer of course. Were moving into the best time for climbing on Mt Washington for the next 3-4 weeks. That said, its time to think about rock season folks.
Huntington Ravine many options...  
Repentance nope  
Standard Route good Click to see route picture.
Dracula good Click to see route picture.
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V-thread ice anchors are an easy, secure and inexpensive rappel anchor for ice climbing. In this article I will describe how to make the anchor, how to use it, what kind of gear is needed, and how to make your own tool. Everything about v-threading is easy and they have become popular at ice crags all over the world.
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