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Just needed a place here in Illinois pages to post up whatever we ice climbers can find to climb in our flatlands.

Getting There 

Drive, and drive some more.

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Pipe broke one cold night and sprayed/froze all over the school wall.  Built up this nice heap of ice which I just couldn't pass up climbing on.  Needless to say, I don't work at that school anymore.
Pipe broke one cold night and sprayed/froze all ov...
Another deep water start, or top rope lowered route at Kankakee River State Park. 'DeadWood Duck', 5.8. Without the crack, route is 5.9, 'Duck the Deadwood'.
Another deep water start, or top rope lowered rout...
BSD on Cookie Monster V3 <br />One Horse Gap <br />southern Illinois
BSD on Cookie Monster V3 One Horse Gap southern Il...
Location of Midwest sandstone bluff
Location of Midwest sandstone bluff
Scott Danforth on main roof area of Rock Creek.
Scott Danforth on main roof area of Rock Creek.
Jams Dailey on 'Wendy's Phing', 5.7.  Water start or lowered from above to do this route.
Jams Dailey on 'Wendy's Phing', 5.7. Water start ...
A classic. Start from Feb. ice jam on Rock Creek and mid climb it finally broke loose and the whole mass of ice sped downstream into the Kankakee River in minutes. Awesome!
A classic. Start from Feb. ice jam on Rock Creek a...
Wendy goes up 5.9 cave corner route at Kankakee State Park, circa 1982.
Wendy goes up 5.9 cave corner route at Kankakee St...
loooong traverse Easy 5th
loooong traverse Easy 5th
Farmed ice on a silo this winter.
Farmed ice on a silo this winter.
Coffin Corner, 5.8 on Fishermans Wharf wall at Kankakee River State Park. 1982.
Coffin Corner, 5.8 on Fishermans Wharf wall at Kan...
Pulling the Triple D' roof move,(5.9). Route is several hundred yards upstream from the main climbing area on Rock Creek.
Pulling the Triple D' roof move,(5.9). Route is se...
Bob Horan bouldering along the Kankakee River, circa 1974.
Bob Horan bouldering along the Kankakee River, cir...
The first (and only?) tyrolean traverse of Rock Creek.  Scott Danforth in winter conditions, 1982.
The first (and only?) tyrolean traverse of Rock Cr...
Jan. 2011. Silo ice in Illinois
Jan. 2011. Silo ice in Illinois
Wendy Phingston climbs the 'yeti route' in the cave area of Rock Creek, Kankakee.
Wendy Phingston climbs the 'yeti route' in the cav...
Get hyped!!!!
Get hyped!!!!
Fetal Pig, 5.9 at Kankakee River State Park, circa 1982.
Fetal Pig, 5.9 at Kankakee River State Park, circa...
Wendy Phingston, age 15 on Fetal Pig. 5.9
Wendy Phingston, age 15 on Fetal Pig. 5.9
Boulder Bash 2013
Boulder Bash 2013

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