Avg: 3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Ice, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||724 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Annibali on Jan 24, 2011|
|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 is a newer route that has been forming for the past couple of years. The water flow on top of the cliff has been changed due to a new house, and the water that use to go to Banana, now seems to be flowing to this route. Homeland Insecurity is directly to the right of Main Flow. I would say the last pitch is the best and offers a fun alternative to the third pitch of Main Flow. From the top of P2 of Main Flow you can walk to P3 of Homeland Insecurity.
The first two pitches don't have a lot of ice on them and can (most likely) require some dry tooling and bush whacking.
There are trees slung with rap rings on the route. You will need to do a double rope rappel or rap on Main Flow. The rings at the top are located pretty far back.