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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.
1 out of a possible 5
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April 1, 2010

Hi Folks,

It looks as if we're in for a great series of days right through Sunday afternoon, and with one possible exception straight into next week. There are no bugs to speak of, you can almost see the moisture being wicked off the cliffs and the roads are already dry. Plan your weekend such that you can be outside and enjoy yourselves as much as possible. Heck, it doesn't get a whole lot better than this.

Oh yeah - couple of asides:

1) Sunday is Easter so I hope that all of you enjoy the day in whatever form is appropriate to you.

2) I would avoid the Ethereal Buttress area until the blocks directly above it are trundled. When you see all the trees down in that area you'll understand what I mean!
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective December 9, 2016
Everything is in the process of rapid change right now. It hasn't gotten above 25 degrees all day (Friday) 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! Although there was more ice in Crawford Notch on Wednesday than last week, IMO there was nothing climbable. A few folks have made the hike up into the Ravines, but things are fairly thin up there as well. A few days ago I saw pictures of a friend climbing the Open Book in Tucks. I asked about gear and they said that while climbable, it was basically unprotectable! Doesn't sound like much fun to me, but of course YMMV...
Huntington Ravine some ice, but thin  
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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Enjoy your spring...

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