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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 6:59a on 12/03/22 - Temperature: 36.4 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 36.4 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.100 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 43 %
IceCON 1. Climbs just coming in or only in upper elevations like Ravines.
1 out of a possible 5
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The White Mountain Report: Dec 1st, 2022
We have definitely been on the weather-go-round of late. Warm, rain, cold, rain, rinse, spin repeat. Last night we were on the rain/rinse cycle for sure. Starting around 5 PM the rains started and continued in one form or another until late evening. In only a relatively few hours we got almost 1.5" and temps spiked at around 47! [sheesh] And of course the rains did exactly what rains are want to do, wash away most of the ice.
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When it comes in, a steep and strenuous effort. In 2004 it was done many times as a full length route starting at a runnel right of Child's Play and continuing all the way to the top of the cliff.

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Selected Ice Conditions effective December 1, 2022
It's hard to give these conditions a 1, but I gotta figure there will be something to climb somewhere in the upper elevations soon! So much water...so little ice. [sigh] What we desperately need now is cold! We finally have a gracious plenty of water "in the system". It's the cold that we're all waiting on. Although it's going to be cold at night, without any snowpack we need consistent cold both day AND night to really make it happen. So all I can say right now, is hold on a bit longer. It's not a matter of IF, it's just WHEN.
Huntington Ravine UNKNOWN  
Repentance OUT  
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