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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 10:30p on 02/23/17 - Temperature: 41.8 °F - Wind speed: 1.0 mph - Wind chill: 41.8 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.644 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 59 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
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February 22, 2011

Hi Folks,

Unfortunately I've got no time to write a full-on Report this week. Between school vacation week, family mini-vacation and 2 solid days of recording sessions life has been too busy to climb, much less write. That's why I'm blasting this out now, before it gets even MORE crazy as the weekend approaches. This is the first time this season that I haven't been able to get out climbing in the early part of the week. ARRRGGGHHH! Well at least I'm having fun - yee ha! With any sort of luck at all I should be back with a Report next week. Stay tunes… My ice predictions & observations are below.
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective February 23, 2017
The warmup has really hit us hard everywhere but in the higher elevations. Anywhere in the direct sun is dam close to toast right now. The Amphitheater at Frankenstein is off the radar, or certainly should be. You can probably do the Pegasus rock finish, but that's all. And I would be VERY careful walking under anything over in that area. As of today, Thursday Feb 23, Standard Route still looks OK. I also spotted someone climbing on Waterfall, tho I'm sure that the normally funky top outs are worse. The bottom of Dropline fell down, but Dracula still looks good. I was pleased to see that Willies still looks good. The snow has compacted and I saw what looked to be blue ice. The left side of Willard is basically gone, but Hitchcock, The Cleft, Left Hand Wrench, the far right slab and Elephant Head are still climbable. Other than the Barking Dog and North End I would write off Cathedral Ledge. I know people are going to ask about Repentance, etc and frankly I would caution away from it. In fact anything that is supposed to be attached to rock is suspect. Not to mention the fact that there is a LOT of stuff hanging around above you on Cathedral at this time.
Huntington Ravine good  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route still OK Click to see route picture.
Dracula OK Click to see route picture.
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