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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'
Homeland Insecurity WI4 Ice, 3 pitches
Dead Deer Gully WI3 Ice, 3 pitches, 350'
Main Gully WI2-3 Ice, 3 pitches, 290'
Main Flow WI4 Ice, 3 pitches, 330'
Featured Route For The Narrows
Main Flow WI4 PA : The Narrows
This is probably the best route at the Narrows. This can be done in 2 or three pitches. Most people do it in 3. Pitch 1: About 70 feet and is maybe a WI3. At the top you can belay off a tree from the right or the left. There are no chains at the top of this pitch. Pitch 2: This is about 75 feet and is the crux of the climb at a WI4. This is the pitch that comes in last. Make sure that you look from the road to see if the curtain/pillar is touching down. Pitch 3: This is the final 185 foot pitch....[more] Browse More Classics in PA