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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 4:30p on 02/26/17 - Temperature: 30.2 F - Wind speed: 1.0 mph - Wind chill: 27.3 F - Barometric pressure: 29.769 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 75 %
IceCON 1. Climbs just coming in or only in upper elevations like Ravines.
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The White Mountain Report: Feb 23rd, 2017
I hate to have to keep talking about the weather, but there is no choice. The name of the game right now is hoping that things chill. Unfortunately that simply doesn't seem to be in the cards right now. In spite of 30" of snow over a week span last week, we've also gone through close to 2 weeks of well above average temps. This has culminated with today reaching a sunny 60 here in the Valley!!!
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Matt Bowman on the very exposed rock traverse in what is likely one of the last ascents of the Black Dike this season.
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Matt Bowman on the very exposed rock traverse in what is likely one of the last ascents of the Black Dike this season.
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Selected Ice Conditions effective February 25, 2017
I'm getting texts, emails, PM's, even psychic telepathy queries. all asking the same thing... Is there going to be ice tomorrow, Sunday, Monday, in 2 weeks. I'm telling everyone the same thing - I have absolutely no idea. It rained most of the day today, Friday. There is a big rain predicted for Saturday night. Even if it gets colder on Sunday, it's not going to be really cold! Therefore it's a total & complete crap shoot!

Is the season over, probably not completely. There will still be reasonable ice in the upper elevations for weeks. Most likely Standard and Dracula will hold on a bit longer. But Dropline fell down today and I wouldn't go anywhere near the Frankenstein Amphitheater. Honestly, I would be very very cautious climbing anything this weekend.
Huntington Ravine good  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route possible Click to see route picture.
Dracula possible Click to see route picture.
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