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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 8:30p on 01/17/19 - Temperature: 8.2 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 8.2 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.258 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 45 %
IceCON 5. Superb New England ice climbing. Even many of the climbs that form rarely are IN.
5 out of a possible 5
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January 4, 2018

Hi Folks,

I know, I know I know... Sometimes 'm sure I sound like one of those weather crazies who acts like the world is going to fall apart just because we're having a little snowstorm. After all, we live in New England for heavens sake. Cold and snow are just part of our lives, right? But I just gotta say that this time I feel as if those folks are probably right-on.



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

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/EchoRoof.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/myth.jpg

And some of the other climbs here & there.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/CauliflowerGully.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/CrawfordTrestleCut.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Diagonal_Mordor.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Diamonds_Rust.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/MtWillard.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Repentance_Remission.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/ShoestringGully.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/SnotRocket.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Unicorn.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180104/Willard_UpperTier.jpg

Check for more pix on NEClimbs.com or FaceBook.

VALLEY CYCLING:
Unfortunately the trails on the east side aren't packed out like they were last year. I guess nobody is really all that into it yet. However the Peaked trail was well packed by hikers and snowshoers on Wednesday and worth the effort. That said, before this snow, the Marshall trails were amazing. My buddy Phil and I rode there on Wednesday and they were as good as I could possibly imagine. Lucille's is great, Red's snowmobile trail has been groomed by the snowmobile club and is excellent, there are some interesting groomed loops off Red's and the Shumway downhill was fabulous. I would compare them to Kingdom Trails! Hopefully these will get groomed again after the storm.


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Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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