Ice Conditions Report 1-28-18

Joe Fisher raping in on Suck it Up. 1-27-18
Joe Fisher rapping in on Suck it Up. 1-27-18

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A warm weekend here in the U.P. had climbers searching for dry stable ice to climb.  Michigan Ice Fest staff are out in Denver at the Outdoor Retailer show looking at ice climbing gear for the 2019 season so most formation reports have come in from friends in the area

Dairyland- Good Shape

Suck it Up- Good Shape

Giddy Up- Not in

Sweet Mother Moses- Took a hit this weekend with a few holes in it and lots of water running down it

Big Pine Pillar- Good Shape

The Curtains- Good Shape

The Curtains 1-28-18
The Curtains 1-28-18


The Curtains 1-28-18
The Curtains 1-28-18


A thaw this weekend and then a freeze this week is pretty much what the ice doctor has ordered!  The forecast below should have formations refreezing and nice and fat just in time for the fest.  Special thanks goes out to Joe Fisher for sending the beta on the diffrent conditions of the climbs.