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Shenandoah Valley Ice Climbing

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Shenandoah Valley Ice Climbing Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.35024, -78.9917 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tristan Napotnik on Jan 13, 2017

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There are many great places to ice climb in the Shenandoah Valley; however, the ice climbing "community" is very discreet and quite reserved about disclosing the specific locations of the more reliable routes and hidden gems.

This page will serve as a means for local, winter-minded climbers to connect and share route beta and conditions with each other.

Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway cover a significant portion of this area, and both are filled with great ice potential.

Getting There 

This is a broad area. Each individual fall/formation has distinct directions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Shenandoah Valley Ice Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Tristan Napotnik on the FA of "Elk Flux"...

Elk Flux WI3  Virginia : Shenandoah & NW VA Region : ... : Elkton Area Falls
Pitch one:After following the creek to base of the obvious first fall, being P1. There is a large boulder resting on top of this fall, oriented in the middle. There is a great tree to use as an anchor just to the left of that boulder. The climbing is steep but straightforward. The steepest part of P1 is the last 15 feet.Pitch two:From the top of P1, you can easily see the 100' upper fall through the trees (approx. 50yds away up stream). From the base of the upper fall, y...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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