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|Type:||Ice, 130 ft|
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|Shared By:||Ben Annibali on Feb 24, 2010|
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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
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.
DescriptionThis is the second left most climb of The Narrows. Unfortunately it is unreliable and if it comes in, will come in late in the season.
Pitch 1: The bottom pitch is made up of tiers that the ice rarely touches down on. These are hard to protect and the rock quality isn't very good to put pro into. If you don't want to climb this pitch you can scramble up to the left and traverse across a ledge to the second pitch of the climb.
Pitch 2: The ice is usually a better on this pitch. Continue climbing up to the top where you can rap off of a big tree.
Decent: Two double rope rappels will get you all the way to the bottom.
LocationFrom the parking lot walk left along the cliff. You will pass Main Flow and this will be the next climb that you come to. Its not right beside Main Flow. You should see a 45 MPH sign along the road. This is the start of the climb.
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