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Feb 9, 2014
Wichita Mountains, Sunshine Wall
For the first time in 5-years, a trek across the ice of Lake superior can be made out to the Apostle Islands, I am wondering if anyone knows if the Park service allows technical Ice climbing out there? roger fritz from rockford, IL
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Feb 9, 2014
Wichita Mountains, Sunshine Wall
I will leave my original post just in case anyone else was wondering about climbing on the Apostle Islands. I just found this info on the park services website:

Can I ice climb?
No. Climbing, scrambling or rappelling on the cliffs or ice formations is not permitted along the mainland sea caves. The delicate nature of these formations makes them highly susceptible to damage. Also, at any given time there may be 100ís of people at the base of the cliffs. If ice or rock was to give way and fall on someone it could cause serious injury.
roger fritz from rockford, IL
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Feb 12, 2014
Trying to stay warm up on Brownstone Wall Red Rock...
CBS Nightly news had a little story last night about the ice caves out at Apostle Islands and it looks like there are some really nice and quite unique looking ice climbing objectives out there.....

Too Bad........Darn park rules....
Burt Lindquist
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