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The Narrows, located in Kintnersville, PA is home to maybe the best ice climbing in Pennsylvania. This area is filled with 400 foot high Brunswick Shale and has reliable routes. There is convenient parking which offers practically no approach. If it happens to snow a lot make sure to bring a shovel to get into the parking lot. Over the winter, this summer choss pile turns into a pretty great place considering it's in PA, but still be careful, theirs still plenty of loose rock.
From Knitnersville at the intersection of State Highway 611 and State Highway 32, turn onto State Highway 32 and drive about 5 miles.You will start to see some ice along side the road. You will see a dirt parking lot on the right and an abandoned factory on the left across the river.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Narrows:
Left Corner WI3 Ice, 110 feet
Main Flow WI4 Ice, 3 pitches, 330 feet
Main Gully WI2-3 Ice, 3 pitches, 290 feet
Dead Deer Gully WI3 Ice, 3 pitches, 350 feet
Featured Route For The Narrows
Dead Deer Gully WI3 PA : The Narrows
This is another reliable and popular climb. This gully like Main Gully has many different variations after the second pitch. Many climber will solo up the first two pitches. The first pitch has a series of short steps that you climb up. The second pitch is pretty easy mostly just climbing over 4 foot spread out steps. At the end of the second pitch you can either go straight up toward the main head wall or you can go left and climb up a short ice curtain that is about 15 feet high. If you go the...[more] Browse More Classics in PA