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Fang, The T,TR WI4+
French Cayon WI1
Hennepin Canyon WI3-4
Ice Hose WI3-4
Lasalle Canyon WI2-3
Ottawa Cayon WI4-
Pontiac TR WI4-
Pontiac Canyon TR WI4-
Snake, The T,TR WI4-5
Starved Rock Ice History WI4-
Tonti TR WI3-4
Totem Pole TR WI4-
Virgin, The TR WI5
Wildcat TR WI4
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Type: Ice, 60 ft
FA: March, 1985
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Shared By: Woodchuck ATC on Jan 25, 2010
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Access Issue: State Park Regulated by the IL DNR Details


Location doesn't matter because this canyon has been closed to climbing for many years now. A one year formation, not seen for a long time. Thin moves, careful chips and pockets so not to dislodge this thin ice from the wall.


Sorry. It is in the park.


Toproped only


Alex A  
If, these is the one think it is, I've lead it, it was in better shape then, it's in the lower canyon close to the river, shame it's closed, do to rescue issues, Feb 22, 2010
Woodchuck ATC
Woodchuck ATC  
No, I don't 'think you climbed it unless you hit it in '85,the only year it appeared.,,that 'lower close to the river' could mean Hennipen canyon which has a massive waterfall down by river, or maybe you mean the 'ice dagger', a formation down French Canyon, closer to river than the main canyon low angle ice. All of these are now closed to use. This pic is a formation that has always been in a canyon with closure restrictions since Feb. 1980 Dec 9, 2016

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