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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 12:00a on 03/22/18 - Temperature: 35.9 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 35.9 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.725 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 49 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
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December 22, 2005

Hi Folks,

Oh boy, it's a mere matter of days before Xmas. Anyone who thinks that this is a relaxing time, is a definite nut case. to me it's one of the more stressful times of the year. Certainly it's a nice time, festive and all that. But there is just absolutely no break from the unrelenting march of buy-buy, do-do, until after New Year's. A part of me just wants to run away to the mountains somewhere and hide out 'till it's over. Wishful thinking, right?

I guess the fact that we're all getting a great holiday present in one of the better ice years than I've seen in quite a while should be present enough. Still, there was that new Cloudveil jacket, Nomic leashless ice tools and Isis shirt that I've been eyeing... Honey, are you listening? I guess I'm just a gear-slut at heart. Saint Nick was spotted the other day making a test run over the Whites and some of his magic must have rubbed off. Pretty much everything has come in and has continued to build apace. Even the Hanging Garden has filled in with ice forming in unique places. Lake Willoughby hasn't missed out either, with new drips all over the place. All the regulars are making frantic pilgrimages north, grabbing new lines or ascents of old ones that are rarely in as fat a shape. In as little as 3 words:

  It's All Good
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 15, 2018
Last week there was almost nothing worth climbing except for the North End of Cathedral, some stuff on Mt Willard and a few scrappy obscure climbs here & there. It's a bit better this week, and maybe there is some shine to the late-season-ice tunnel. The big climbs have even been building somewhat. especially in the shade. The Frankenstein Amphitheater is still a wreck, but Standard and Dracula are looking fairly good. Tho the left side of Willard is not back, there are lots of options on the right-hand side.
Huntington Ravine AVALANCHE  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route OK Click to see route picture.
Dracula OK Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

Speaking of the Lake & new routes, check out the NEClimbs Photo Gallery for a couple of great shots of Will Mayo on Super Nova. Now THAT's a real accomplishment. What an amazing route by an amazing climber. I am really impressed. And speaking of the Photo Gallery, don't forget that you can post your own shots up there for all to admire. Any registered Forum member can post images that are no more than 150k each.

Not much else to say other than:

1) it's a great ice season, so get out there & take advantage of it


2) I wish you all a very enjoyable and happy holiday season

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Al Hospers
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North Conway, New Hampshire

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