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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 4:00p on 11/19/17 - Temperature: 44.3 °F - Wind speed: 4.0 mph - Wind chill: 41.5 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.141 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 63 %
IceCON 1. Climbs just coming in or only in upper elevations like Ravines.
1 out of a possible 5
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April 21, 2016

Hi Folks,

HmmmÖ Is it still, winter, spring, to some twisted combination of all of the previous? While I would dearly love to be able to call it Spring, with a capital ďSĒ, itís a really tough call. Itís been cold at night, but warm in the day. Weíve had some rain, but probably not unity. The cliffs are pretty darn clear of ice and water, but there is still some snow here & there in places tie wouldnít expect. But honestly, itís all good.

Oh yeah, did I say that there arenít any bugs out there right now? Do I need to say it again, probably not! Iíve gotten out a couple of times, and itís all been good. A sunny afternoon on Beginners Route that restated my belief that climbing slab for the first time in a season gets you in the right state of mind. Dropping a rope over Little feat at the top of Cathedral to see how my fingers feel in a crack. And of course running a bunch of laps with friends on the short face climbs at the Wall Of The Hurley Morning Light at the top of Cathedral. Leading the crack corner and a couple of the bolted lines just to make sure my head is back into the game. With everything else thatís going on in my life - music, cycling, family and getting tech house in shape after winter - climbing has taken a second seat, but thatís OK. The cliffs are still there, the friends willing to get out and the days are feeling warmer and more wonderful. All in all, itís all good. Stay tuned, I think itís going to be a great summer.

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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

INSTANT BUG REPORT:
For all practical purposes, nothing or NADA! Thatís not going to last, but enjoy it while you can.

VALLEY CYCLING:
f I said it over and over, Iíd still be telling the truth - ďItís all good!Ē Iíve ridden most of the local trails in the past 7-10 daze, and I gotta repeat myself - ďItís all good.Ē So, get out there & ride folks! Itís all goodÖ

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Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


This is a group of people I used to go walking with. (long pause) That's me on the left. (even longer pause) On the right is the woman I married, Audrey. (very long pause, speaker looks at shoes) Which just goes to show that danger lurks where you least expect it.
Don Whillans commenting on a B&W slide showing a group of smiling hikers
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