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|Type:||Mixed, Ice, 130 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||692 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Annibali on Feb 24, 2010|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp, SCPC|
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
Beginning February 1st and lasting until July 31st, a section of the Nockamixon Cliffs Natural Area in Delaware Canal State Park will be CLOSED ALL ACTIVITY. This closure is to protect an endangered species nesting area during its most sensitive time. As a governmental organization dedicated to land and environmental stewardship, it is our responsibility to ensure the best possible outcome for this species that has decided to nest in the area. In this case, recreation must take a backseat to wildlife conservation. Closed areas will be posted with signs; the closure is located in the middle of the cliffs, with areas at either end open to normal winter activities if conditions exist. Both Delaware Canal State Park and PA Game Commission officers will be enforcing this closure. Due to the species being protected by many laws, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, failure to comply with the closures could lead to very hefty fines - up to $5,000. We appreciate the understanding from the ice climbing community, as we recognize that many of you are environmental stewards yourselves and want to see these creatures flourish. So I appreciate your patience as we enter into a new mode of operation, and I thank you for helping the species by obeying the closure.
This is the left most climb at The Narrows. It is semi-reliable and comes in last in the season. This climb gets its name from the crux of the climb which is the cigar shaped pillar. You can by pass the first pitch which is kinda sketchy because of the thin ice, mixed climbing and lack of protection, by scrambling up the right side and then back onto a ledge. There is an old fixed piton right before the third step on the bottom part of the climb. It doesn't really do anything for you because its out of the way and its old but it might give you a little peace of mind because its before the crux of the climb.
Form the parking lot walk left past Main Flow until you reach a 45 mph sign. Walk a little past the sign and you should be right at the start of Cigar. Cigar is the left most climb at The Narrow. Make sure you don't get it confused with 45 mph which is to the right of cigar.
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