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|Type:||Ice, 110 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 located in Main Gully Amphitheater and it unreliable, but if its in it is defiantly worth a try. This is the left most climb in the Amphitheater and is to the left of Evil Twin.
Pitch 1: The first couple of moves are the hardest. It is recommended that your belay is close and is anchored into the rock. Climb the remaining 90 feet and have fun.
Decent: You can either do a double rope rappel of a small tree at the top or you can walk over to Main Gully.
LocationFrom the parking lot facing the cliff walk left to Main Gully. Climb the first two pitches of Main Gully and Pencil will be the furthest climb to the left. Traverse out onto a ledge and belay from there.
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