Hidden Amphitheater, Lock Haven / Renovo - February 20, 2021

by Dave Seasholtz Sun, February 21 2021 21:15
We finally have some climbable ice in Central Pennsylvania. Wayne Barnard, Randy Edelman and I spent the day in Hidden Amphitheater (Rt. 120 between Lock Haven and Renovo). The first short pitch offered an easy lead, but the conditions on the grade 4 pillar, on the right side of the second tier, was a bit too thin and candled, to support a safe ascent on the sharp end. We instead scrambled up the easier left side, and opted to setup a top rope. The third tier has not touched down, so we left that. The steep pillar made for some fun climbing.
YouTube Videos from climbing at Hidden Amphitheater here:











 We did see another party up high on Roadside Gully. Not sure how the conditions are, on the steep upper tiers.

Unfortunately, with the forecasted warmup this coming week, this may indeed be the last weekend for ice climbing in PA.

Roadside Gully and Little Roadside Gully - February 20, 2021


Lock Haven / Renovo