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Air Mattress S WI4 M6
Banana WI4 M5-6
Center Pillar WI4-
Cigar WI3 M4
Dead Deer Gully WI3
Evil Twin WI5+
Homeland Insecurity WI4
Left Corner WI3
Lock 20 South WI3
Locktenders T WI4
Main Flow WI4
Main Gully WI2-3
Mixed Emotions T WI4 PG13
Pencil WI5
Rubber Sheets S WI4 M6+
Specific Gravity S WI4+ M7
Type: Ice, 3 pitches
FA: late 1980’s?
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Shared By: Ben Annibali on Jan 24, 2011
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

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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

Description

This 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.

Location

Directly to the right of Main Flow. The third pitch can be reached by climbing the first two pitches of main flow and traversing across a ledge.

Protection

Standard Ice Rack, maybe some rock gear for the first two pitches.

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Mark Ronca
Drake CO
Mark Ronca   Drake CO
Actually this route and The Evil Twin came in a couple of times in the late 80’s early 90’s and saw numerous ascents by locals. I’m not convinced this rare appearance has anything to do with new home construction but rather snow and ice that have loaded on different aspects. Feb 24, 2011
Rob Griz
Frisco
 
Rob Griz   Frisco
 
FA: Rob Griz and Mike Stanislaw in 12/2009. Feb 18, 2011

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