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Routes in The Narrows

45 MPH WI4
Air Mattress S WI4 M6
Banana WI4 M5-6
Center Pillar WI4-
Cigar WI3 M4
Dead Deer Gully WI3
Evil Twin WI5+
Homeland Insecurity WI4
Left Corner WI3
Lock 20 South WI3
Locktenders T WI4
Main Flow WI4
Main Gully WI2-3
Mixed Emotions T WI4 PG13
Pencil WI5
Rubber Sheets S WI4 M6+
Specific Gravity S WI4+ M7
Type: Ice, 330 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ben Annibali on Feb 23, 2010
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

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Beginning February 1st and lasting until July 31st, a section of the Nockamixon Cliffs Natural Area in Delaware Canal State Park will be CLOSED TO ALL ACTIVITY. Details

Description

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. When you get to the top you can either stop short at a ledge which will allow you to top rope or keep on going all the way up to the top.

Decent: Two double rope rappels will get you to the road. You can also walk over to Main Gully.

Location

Walk down the road, (right or east). You will pass main gully and the next will be Main Flow, you cant miss it.

Protection

Standard Ice Rack.

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Justin Rolfe-Redding
San Francisco, CA
Justin Rolfe-Redding   San Francisco, CA
I've yet to visit the Narrows, so I could be wrong on this but the approach directions (that Main Flow is East/climber's right of Main Gully) seem different than the info provided in the Ice Climbing Pennsylvania guidebook. Error? Feb 2, 2014