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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 12:00a on 01/19/19 - Temperature: 25.5 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 25.5 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.992 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 48 %
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 25, 2018

Hi Folks,

All I can say is that it was a good thing I had my Microspikes with me when I went up to take my pictures this morning. The places I get out of the car to get the right angle were like skating rinks. I would not have been able to walk around on the fields or roads! I can imagine that hiking up to any of the Frankenstein climbs or down the Willard or Webster trails would be brutal without them. FWIW I hate hiking long distances in full crampons, so having the MS in the bottom of my pack is a MUST!
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

Of course the regular Thursday ice pix are on NEClimbs.com and Facebook, but here are some of the other pix.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/LeftOfPegasus.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/MtWillard.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Repentance_Remission.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/RikkiTikkiTavi.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/SnotRocket.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Shoestring.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Trollville.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Tripecycle.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Unicorn.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/WillardUpperTier.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/HardRane.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Gully_2-5.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Gully_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/ElephantHead_Right.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Diagonal_Mordor.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/Coffin.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/CauliflowerGully.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/BlackCrack.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180125/AngelCakes.jpg

VALLEY CYCLING:
Just like needing crampons or Microspikes to get around in the woods, you're going to need studded tires to get around most places on your bike. Shall we say that it's firm but slick almost everywhere right now.

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North Conway, New Hampshire


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