The Munising area saw lots of action this past weekend with visiting climbers finding fat mid/late season conditions! On their day off, some of the Michigan Ice Fest Guides hit some of the PRNL Classics during a rare bluebird weekend!
For those interested and competent to climb out over the lake, Dairyland is in amazing condition right now. Plenty of ice and Sunday morning it was totally dry. Bridalveil, Rappin Ice, and Miners Falls all saw action over the weekend. Strawberry daze appeared to not be touching down but we really didn’t get a good look at it.
The Front Country remains solid with all formations climbable and growing. There is a ton of ice to climb and remember a short walk from your car can put you into the wilderness and some solitude. Be sure to check out the guide book to assist in finding those seldom climbed formations!
Please remember that the Park service does not allow parking along Sand Point Road. Please park in the designated lot and carefully walk the road back to the climbs.
Grand Island saw some climbers skiing out to Trout Bay only to find very sun baked ice. Risky lake ice and questionable climbable ice makes staying on the mainland a better decision if you really want to climb quality ice. Be sure to check our website of social media channels for the latest ice conditions reports. If your group needs to rent gear Down Wind Sports in Munising offers Ice Gear rentals and are open 7 days a week. Check out the rental details here!
Over in Marquette this weekend a new to us climb formed along the Lakeshore between Hidden Beach and the Lakeshore climb. Steep and super technical we hope this climb stays around a bit so that folks can go and get a pump on! It is also a good reminder that exploring can sometimes pay off in a good way!
Our long term forecast still looks amazing for building ice and excellent March climbing conditions. You really can’t ask for a better forecast, warmer temps during the day and freezing temperatures at night. Looks like we will be having an extended season! Time to grab some friends and come up and get after it!
Weather and ice conditions can change hourly and what may appear to be “good conditions” to one climber may not be so to another. Please remember that just because a conditions report says that a particular climb is “in”, each individual is ultimately responsible for making his/her own climbing decisions.
At Michigan Ice we take pride in being your go to site for current ice climbing conditions for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore as well as climbs throughout the Upper Peninsula. Planning a trip to Pictured Rocks? We have you covered for all the latest snow and ice conditions on all of your favorite climbs. We also offer a full guide service and are currently booking guided ice climbing trips for the 22/23 season! Check back often for updates, pictures, and trip reports!