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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 3:00p on 11/22/17 - Temperature: 48.0 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 48.0 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.729 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - 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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December 26, 2013

Hi Folks,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Xmas and will have a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year. Woo wee, yet another roller coaster ride came our way last week. It seems as if we've been having one after the other this year. I'm sure you know that we had this crazy ice-storm over last weekend. While it wasn't great, it wasn't nearly as bad for this of us who live in the area as it could have been. That said, the further north you were, the more ice there was. Many places around Mt Washington got a half inch of ice, and some lost power, but our little Valley has mostly escaped the brunt of it. It's funny how that works. We never even lost power in the one in '98 or the more recent one just a few years ago. Go figure.

I'm actually not in the Valley right now, I went to visit some family for the holiday, so I don't have a lot to talk about as far as outdoors activities. My main source of exercise this holiday season has been working out in a local gym and lifting a glass of wine or beer. Needless to say I'm going to need to put in some time on the XC skis as soon as I'm home n a couple of days. I am hearing that in spite of the real serious drenching rain and warmup that started on Saturday night, much of the ice held up. Read the Ice Report below for some of the details. I'm hoping to get out for a climb on Sunday or Tuesday so I will have more info then.
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective November 16, 2017
I got up at 5:30, grabbed some cereal, grabbed a coffee at the Frontside and headed up to the Notch to check things out. As I left town it started snowing lightly, getting heavier as I went along. By the time I got past Bartlett it was obvious that getting any really good pictures was going to be doubtful. Pulling into the Dry River Campground where I take pics of the Amphitheater, I could make out the climbs, but they were hard to really see. It was the same at the Standard Route pullout and Dracula. Further up I couldn't even see Willies Slide or anything on Mt Willard! I took pictures anyway, boping I could tweak them, but it wasn't promising. I was able to get pics of Snot Rocket and the trestle cut by pulling into the viewing area. Coming back down past Standard I stopped again and was able to get a little better shot than previously.
Huntington Ravine possible  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route possible Click to see route picture.
Dracula OUT Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

This year's NEClimbs 2014 fundraiser will end on December 30th. There are now 4 cool books in this year's raffle. With 85 contributors, you've got a pretty good chance to win something.

1) Boston Rocks guide to rock climbing in Boston and the vicinity
2) Michael Wood and Colby Coombs "Alaska Climbing Guide"
3) Cameron Burns' hysterical book "Postcards From The Trailer Park, The Secret Life Of Climbers"
4) A brand-new sealed copy of Jerry Handren's "North Conway Rock Climbs" along with a vintage copy of his "Rockfax Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges"

All you have to do is to make a contribution of $20 or more to the current fundraiser and you will be entered into the raffle. I'll pull 3 names out of a hat and each will get one of these. The raffle will be held on New Year's Day and winners will be posted on NEClimbs and our FB page within 48 hours.

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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:

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Have fun and climb safe,

Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire

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