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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 9:06a on 08/20/16 - Temperature: 72.6 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 72.6 F - Barometric pressure: 29.890 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 100 %
IceCON 1. Climbs just coming in or only in upper elevations like Ravines.
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December 9, 2004

Hi Folks,

Sometimes as I am driving by myself up to the Notch when the road is dry and there is nobody out, it's as if I am on cruise control. I think about the climb I'm going to do, the tune that's blasting on the iPod or the computer project that I'm currently working on. I don't "wake up" until I get to the Davis Path parking lot at the Texaco area. Right about there I snap out of it. Needless to say this definitely does NOT happen when I'm climbing!

Even tho climbing is almost second-nature to me now, when I'm out there I am just so totally focused on the job at hand. Every crimper, jug, axe placement and kick-step are vividly in the forefront of my brain's activity. There is no music running and thoughts about work intruding. It's just me and IT. As I soloed the first pitch of Standard this morning I was totally in the zone. Brad White and a client were on the right side so I took a steep line in the center, just right of a big hole that was running water. The ice was candled but thick enough to take full swings and great kicks, making me feel totally solid. It was a wonderful feeling to stand there in the middle of a 20' curtain of vertical ice and know that this was where I wanted and needed to be right at this moment in my life. There aren't a whole lot of things that can make you feel that alive.

Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective December 10, 2016
Shoestring was climbed by multiple parties today! Not that there was a ton of ice on it! The Tablets at Lake Willoughby were climbed today by Alden Pellett and a partner! Ice is busting out all over the place, anywhere there is water flowing!!! Stay tuned folks. Everything is in the process of rapid change right now. It didn't get above 25 degrees all day Friday and 22 on Saturday here in the Valley. It is surely colder up in the Notch. I would bet that at this rate by Sunday things will have radically changed, for the better!
Huntington Ravine building rapidly  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route OUT, but it's building Click to see route picture.
Dracula OUT Click to see route picture.
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Al Hospers
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North Conway, New Hampshire


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