7 months. What an incredible season for us at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore! Arni and I headed over yesterday to find that there is still descent ice to climb but most formations are deteriorating fast. Its bitter sweet to start to put away your ice gear but we really can’t complain after this amazing season. New routes were put up, Grand Island was open for most of the year, ice formations that we have never seen before popped up and were climbed, professional athletes put Munising on their radar and climbed amazing routes and inspired Midwest climbers to really get after it.
So now that we are putting the ice gear away, we are beginning to start to work on the logistics for next years ice fest. As always look for some fresh ideas, new classes, and brand spanking new guidebook release! Our target date for opening registration will be the end of May…..unless we get another cold streak and are able to get one more lap in!