Ganoga Falls Amphitheater, Ricketts Glen State Park - January 15, 2022

by dseasholtz Mon, January 17 2022 20:37

Cold temps the prior week, brought climbable ice conditions to Ricketts Glen State Park. The main Ganoga Falls had high water flow, and was too wet for an ascent. Two sections of the Ganoga Amphitheater were in climbable condition. A group from West Chester had two lines on the Cradleboard flow to the far right, so we opted to jump on and climb the Left Wall flow. The other routes along the right wall, Dutch Eagle, Savage, and War Bonnet, still need to touch down.





Ricketts Glen

Lock Haven / Renovo - Ice Report - January 12, 2022

by dseasholtz Wed, January 12 2022 21:44

Central Pennsylvania has been experiencing some seasonable cold temperatures this past week, so we took a ride up Rt. 120, north of Lock Haven, to see if the ice is beginning to form. The photos below of Roadside Gully were a welcome sight. The low angle grade 3 approach gully is filling with ice, but will need several more days to a week of cold temperatures to be leadable. The third step in the approach gully is not yet iced over, and the rest of this pitch needs to fill in. The steep upper tiers in the upper amphitheater are not yet touching down, but do look to be growing. Give it another week, and hopefully this will be ready to climb.



Lock Haven / Renovo

WELCOME - 2021- 2022 Ice Climbing Season is on the Horizon.

by Dave Seasholtz Tue, September 18 2018 16:46

The 2020-2021 ice climbing season in Pennsylvania allowed us around six weeks of climbing. It was much better than the non-existent previous season. Hope the 2021-2022 season allows even better ice climbing conditions than last year!

Feel free to check our Ice Condition Archive Pages located along the right sidebar to see what we can expect if the weather cooperates. Please use this site and to assist you in determining where to climb.

HELP WANTED! Please help keep this site up to date. Use the email link listed on the "Contribute" tab above, or email your Pennsylvania Ice Climbing trip reports and photos to and I will post them. 


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