Ice Conditions Report 12-30-18

Bridal Veil Falls PC Colten Moore 12-29-18


This holiday week has seen many climbers coming up to enjoy some early season ice.  Warm temperature during mid December has hindered ice growth with all waterfalls still unclimbable.  The good news is that we have finally have had a few days of cold temperatures and a decent amount of snowfall helping to get some ice to form.


Smaller seeps are in and were climbed all week.  These include: Prelude Curtain, Opening Curtain, The Curtains, The School Room, Big Pine Pillar and the Lakeshore Curtains.  A reminder for those who are coming up that all rentals are now being rented out of our Munising store only and the new store location is at 112 Elm Munising Michigan. We also have a new online reservation system which can be found at:

The store is staffed by climbers who are more than happy to help you with your gear needs and to offer any beta- please stop in and let us know what you climbed that day!

Next week looks like we will get the weather we were hoping for so that those waterfalls will freeze up and we can hop on The Dryer Hose and SMM!

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!