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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 2:29p on 03/23/18 - Temperature: 42.5 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 42.5 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.772 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 24 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
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March 24, 2005

Hi Folks,

The weather this week has been a real tease for everyone. You ride down the road and the snowbanks are all brown and look like the ground, but of course they aren't. That said we are starting to get patches of exposed ground where the sun is melting the snow and that's enough to get us all thinking about, what else, ROCK!

Of course the rock season has already started at places like Rumney, if it every stopped! People here are going out to Humphrey's and Sundown trying to grab the sunny pseudo-warm and bug-free days while they can. It is a time when you have to be careful tho. George Hurley and friend were at Humphrey's this week when a large chunk of ice fell off directly above them, fortunately disintegrating in mid-flight. They were lucky. I went over past Whitehorse yesterday and I think it will be a long time before anyone should attempt any climbs on the right or middle. However once we have a few more dry days the South Buttress should be good.

Whatever you do out there just make sure that there isn't some ice lurking in a crack above your head. It's a tricky transition time and maybe one that is better served up on Mt Washington or on a bike. <grin> Hey, I've already gotten in 4 good rides this week.

Oh yeah, one more thing. The Valley didn't get ANY of the snow that hit Southern NH & Massachusetts! Right now it's 44 and sunny. Eat your heart out.

Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 22, 2018
In spite of the crazy swings in the weather this month, including a 70+ degree day or two, there is still some lower elevation ice to be climbed. Not all that much mind you, but there is some. Needless to say you should be careful of the undermining and delaminating that certainly is taking place and be sure to check out at what's above you. But climbs that aren't in direct sun all day or that are huge, like Dracula and Standard Route, still have some life in them. As far as the Ravines, there are options up there as well. That said, I'm not counting on more than another week or so out of this season, at least down here. That's especially true if the prognosticators are right about temps being in the upper 40's+ for much of next week!
Huntington Ravine options  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route OK Click to see route picture.
Dracula OK Click to see route picture.
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North Conway, New Hampshire

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