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|Type:||Ice, 110 ft|
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|Shared By:||Ben Annibali on Feb 24, 2010|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp|
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 climb is by itself from the rest of the Main Gully Headwall but is considered to be a variation of Main Gully. As you climb up the second pitch of Main Gully look up and to your left. You will see a series of stepped ice and at the top is splits in 2.
When top-roping with a 60 meter rope make sure you extend your anchor. Both ends barley make it down.
Descent: There are chains at the top, just make sure not to slide off the end of your rope when doing a 60 meter rap. If you use a 60 meter rope you wont quit make it to the main ledge, you have to scramble down 10 feet or so.