Type: Ice, 330 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ben Annibali on Feb 23, 2010
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Access Issue: 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
Rob Griz
Frisco
 
Rob Griz   Frisco
 
The directions listed here are incorrect. Main Flow is climbers LEFT of Main gully, as per the directions in Ice Climbing Pennsylvania Guidebook. It is directly down river from the parking area, past Main Gully. Nov 24, 2018