Ice Conditions Reports 11-30-22

After a fielding a few calls from some old climbing partners wondering about conditions, we thought we would share what our guides found this past holiday weekend. Munising is totally void of ice right now and needless to say we need a little more time. From Marquette and west, the ice is usually formed by snow melt and tends to form earlier in the season than the waterfalls/pillars of Munising. With that in mind, Brian Rajdl and David Hixenbaugh hit the Keweenaw and found ice but unstable conditions.

David Hixenbaugh on the sharp end. Pc Brian Rajdl

Closer to Marquette, the thin line of The Wolfs Dens saw several ascents but as of Sunday’s 50 degree temperatures is now unclimbable.

Emily Gantner- The Wolfs Den

Please be mind full that Munising early season 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

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!