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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:30p on 01/17/19 - Temperature: 9.7 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 9.7 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.264 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 41 %
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April 27, 2017

Hi Folks,

Two days of drizzle isn't what any of us want, but it does have it's advantages. If nothing else it's gotten rid of the snow that was hanging around on Whitehorse, Cathedral most of the bike trails and other places. I'm NOT saying all the hidden stuff is gone, but the obvious stuff certainly is.

My friend Jon Sykes posted some pix the other day from he and a friend climbing Sliding Board on Whitehorse to the top and they said it was all clear. I went back to Jockey Cap with Brad, the Perez's and Ian Cruickshank a few days ago and it was wonderful. Here's a couple of pictures:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170427/JockeyCap_1.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170427/JockeyCap_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170427/JockeyCap_3.jpg

There is still snow here & there at the base of both Whitehorse and Cathedral and I am fully confident that there is still some ice hidden up in places like the Big Flush, Standard Route and Mistaken Identity so keep your helmets on and your eyes open. That said, rock climbing season is here and certainly to be savored. get out there and enjoy it folks.
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective January 17, 2019
I raised the IceCON rating to a 5 today. It's unusual to get a 5 rating this early in the season, but this one has certainly been special. All the climbs in the Amphitheater are IN, as is pretty much everything else at Frankenstein. It's really pretty impressive just how much ice there is out there right now, in spite of how sunny it is. Just goes to show what snow and cold will do for things. That said, we have a VERY BIG round of snow coming in on Saturday evening through early Monday. Predictions are for 2 feet, but if we even get half that it's a big deal. If you're planning on climbing on Sunday just be aware of what that much snow means and please drive safe on the way home.
Huntington Ravine options, but beware snow  
Repentance IN - P2 start tricky Click to see route picture.
Standard Route IN - top pitch is much better Click to see route picture.
Dracula IN Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

VALLEY CYCLING:
With the rain I only got out once this week up on the Marshall Conservation trails off West Side Road. Both upper and lower Shumway were both in good shape. Very minimal mud and only a couple of places on the actual snowmobile trails that were still any issue at all. Some friends and I are planning on a full-on explore of the west side trails on Friday morning. After 2 daze of warm drizzle, I'm pretty sure that in general it's all good now. Other than some mud here & there I gotta say that we are all good to go. I'll report back next week...

INSTANT BUG REPORT:
Believe it or not there are STILL no mosquitoes or black flies to be seen right now. If you have pets the ticks are on your mind tho. I don't have a dog or cat right now so I haven't experienced it, but I've heard from pet owning friends that it's a real issue. Take precautions when you're out and be sure to check yourself thoroughly when you get home.

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:

http://www.neclimbs.com/mobile

Check it out and if you have issues on your specific phone, please feel free to let me know.

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Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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