Ice Conditions Report- Grand Island Edition 3-15-22

This past weekend saw brutally cold conditions on Saturday, warmer temps on Sunday and perfect conditions on Monday!  The ice is as fat as it has been all winter and thankfully we are looking at an extended ice season in the U.P.!

On Monday, Michigan Ice Fest Guides were spread out all over Grand Island enjoying long routes, soft ice and SUNSHINE!  So good after suffering cold temps all winter to get out and bask in the warmth of the sun.  If you have some time off coming up, get on up here and head out to the island.

The public launch at Grand Island is still the preferred starting point and the lake ice is still solid and surprisingly smooth all the way out to O Brother Where Art Thou Wall.

If you have never experienced the magic of Grand Island, you still have a chance this year!  With some of the longest routes in the Midwest a trip to the island should be on everyone’s bucket list. Our temps are warming up this week but still overnight below freezing Friday and Saturday!




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!

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!