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Santa brought us a great ice season and you should get yourself up here ASAP to enjoy it. It really doesn't get a whole lot better than this! I could stop there, and probably I should. No time this week for a major-league Report. I'm sure you can understand the entire family-holiday-thing… We were in Philly for the actual holiday and didn't get back until Wednesday night. Then there has been all kinds stuff to catch up with. Not the least of which was the remnants of a snowstorm and a cat who was lefty themselves! I'm not really sure which was worse BTW. [grin]
In any event I did manage to run up to Frankenstein to check on the state of the ice for you folks. In case you hadn't heard, it's gone from OK to excellent in 1 week. Pretty much everything, everywhere I looked was good ice. Thursday morning and there were people everywhere! I don't see how more folks could have fit on Cinema Gully this morning and at Frankenstein I spotted simultaneous parties on Dropline, Last Exit and Welcome To The Machine! I suppose that says it all.
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective April 17, 2015
I know, I know there are some folks who will say that this or that climb is still IN, but believe me there really is no safe ice in the lower elevation now, so the rating has been dropped to a 1. This indicates that the only ice is in the higher terrain now. And in fact, other than climbs that have some significant part of them in the shade, like Pinnacle, everything else should be considered suspect. That said the skiing is supposedly amazing right now so grab it while you can. Starting next week we will move fully into rock season and will switch to BugCON ratings.
I did take pictures, but haven't had time to process & post them. Check on NEClimbs and our Facebook page tomorrow, Friday.
Mobile Version Of NEClimbs:
Up on one of the Mount Washington Valley's finest crags and want to know what that climb you're looking at is? Or maybe you're on your way up from Boston and want to check out the Ice Report for your upcoming weekend plans. Or more likely, you're at work just want to daydream about your next adventure. Well if you have a smart phone handy, you can get to NEClimbs from anywhere you have cell service. While it doesn't offer every single feature of the site and it's not an "app", in mobile form, it does do a whole lot and is very useful. Here is the live link to the mobile version of NEClimbs:
Check it out and if you have issues on your specific phone, please feel free to let me know.
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