Ice Conditions Report 3-27-23

We’re still going strong!

It might officially be spring, but it’s still Ice Season in the U.P. Warm days and cold overnight temps are keeping most of our climbs in great late season shape.

Lots of spring sunshine is making for soft and wet conditions in the afternoons on climbs along the lakeshore with more exposure, but mornings are dryer. Climbs along Sand Point Rd. that don’t see the same sunshine are consistently good.

The warmer day time temps and sunshine make the climbing really special. Hero ice, comfortable belays and warm sun on faces that haven’t felt anything but cold wind for months are about as good as it gets. Get here while it lasts. We’re still booking guided trips and renting gear. Don’t give up on winter yet!

As always this time of year, conditions can change fast so if you are heading out it’s worth a stop at the shop for the most up to date info.

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!