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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 11:30p on 12/14/17 - Temperature: 9.6 °F - Wind speed: 2.0 mph - Wind chill: 4.0 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.813 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 33 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
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The White Mountain Report: Dec 14th, 2017
In case you didn't know, we got a real big snow dump on Tuesday. From what I understand it was all up & down the east coast. North Conway got darn close to 12", Crawford Notch 14" and Mr PC measured 18" in Randolph!!! Everybody I know is doing their best to get in some turns before the weekend. Not at all surprising aye?
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Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch, NH
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Selected Ice Conditions effective December 14, 2017
Well from this week's pics you can tell that it's building, but it sure ain't what I would call good quite yet... There is some stuff to climb on Willard, tho much of it is thin. Standard middle is OK but the right side gully is mostly rock, and I know 'cause I soloed it on Thursday morning! [yikes] There is a LOT of snow out there & it would be a good idea to give places like Shoestring a couple of daze to settle IMO. Unfortunately there isn't anything to climb on Cathedral right now, tho something should be there by mid-next week. If you really want to climb good solid ice right now I suggest Cannon or the Ravines.
Huntington Ravine OK  
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Standard Route middle climbable Click to see route picture.
Dracula possible Click to see route picture.
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