Ice Conditions Report 1-6-17

Ice Conditions Report 1-6-17

Looks like Munising locals John and Angela Miller scored the seasons first ascent of the Dryer Hose.  Brutally cold temperatures over night have done wonders for the growth of the parks pillars! Want some more good news?  Looks like the lake is starting to build ice out towards the East Channel climbs on Grand Island. […]

Ice Conditions Report 1-4-17

Ice Conditions Report 1-4-17

Just received a conditions report from Ice Fest staff Nic Dobbs, David Hixenbaugh and photographer extraordinaire Erik Olsen.  Looks like Twin Towers has seen its first ascent of the season!  While some classic pillars still haven’t formed this is solid proof that if you get out and put the effort in, there are some pretty amazing […]

Ice Conditions Report 1-1-17

Ice Conditions Report 1-1-17

              This holiday weekend has seen many climbers making their way to the U.P. searching for some early season ice to climb.  We, like most areas in the Midwest, have experienced warmer temperatures than normal and this conditions report is very similar to the earlier ones this season. Most […]

Ice Conditions Report 12-19-16

Ice Conditions Report 12-19-16

Lots of snow and fierce winds greeted climbers for another fine weekend of early season climbing over at Pictured Rocks!  John and Angela Miller reported good climbing along the Lakeshore trail between Intersection Falls and Sweet Mother Moses.  SMM is not formed yet (not even close) but Giddy Up is almost touching down.     […]

Ice Conditions Report 12-14

Ice Conditions Report 12-14

The Polar Vortex has descended on the Upper Peninsula and we could not be happier!  Took a drive over to Pictured Rocks today to scout out conditions and found the East Channel climbs over on Grand Island forming up quiet nicely!  Also of note the big lake is showing signs of getting cold with a […]

Ice Conditions Report 12-12

Ice Conditions Report 12-12

As many of you know the Midwest was socked with a snowstorm over the weekend and our staff up in the Keweenaw had snow fall amounts “one dog deep”!  With the snow, cold temperatures have also arrived and many seeps are now forming and are becoming climbable. While the temps have dropped, and we have […]