Ice Conditions Report 11-18-18 The Season Begins!

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.  Check back often for updates, pictures, and trip reports!

Sunday Michigan Ice Fest Guides, David Hixenbaugh, Linda Wappner and Bill Thompson ran out to Bridal Veil Falls on the chance that it might be climbable.  Upon reaching the waterfall, there most certainly was climbable ice although it is extremely wet with the center of the river not quite frozen yet.

The climbing was stout and after one route the rope was frozen solid due to the river water blowing over onto the climb. Moving inland we poked around and saw that the ice is starting to show up in the park but virtually no other climbs in the park are climbable yet.

We did find a very small formation to play on along the Potato Chip Wall where it was nice to get some delicate sticks in.

As always we will be posting the most up to date conditions so please keep checking back. Please be mind full that these formations are extremely delicate and knocking any pillars down at this point may take a month to reform. BEFORE MAKING THE LONG DRIVE UP– please call Down Wind Sports for up to the minute conditions: 906-226-7112

Special thanks goes out to Jesse and Kim Dollaway for the shots!