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Pennsylvania Ice Climbing Conditions

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Please contribute to keep this site up to date, and an asset to the Pennsylvania ice climbing community.
Please fill out the Submit Ice Climbing Conditions form at the bottom of this page, or Email your trip reports and photos to:, and I will post them to this site.


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Pennsylvania Ice Condition Archives

17 Seasons of Ice Climbing Condition and Trip Reports from 2002 through 2019 

NOTE:   The 2013 / 2014 through 2018 / 2019 Pennsylvania Ice Condition Archives link to an older technology website, and may no longer open in phone or mobile browsers. Please use a Desktop or Laptop Computer to view.

The 2018 - 2019 ice season got off to a late start around the end of January, and only lasted around two weeks.

2017 - 2018  This season came in surprisingly early in late December, and lasted to the last week of January

2016 - 2017 was a bad season, with a warm winter and little climbable ice.

Very sparce season. Only decent climbing we found was at the end of January at Ricketts Glen.

The 2014 - 2015 season was one of the better winters. The ice climbing season lasted from the beginning of January until the middle of March. 

The winter of 2013 - 2014 was a very good season with ice climbing beginning in the middle of December and lasted until the middle of March.

2012 - 2013 was a typical PA ice climbing season with climbable conditions appearing the last week of January, and lasted through most of February

2011 - 2012 was a unseasonably warm winter with little or no ice to climb

2010 - 2011 started early in late December and offered decent climbing conditions into the latter part of February

2009 - 2010 was a typical Pennsylvania ice climbing season starting in the beginning of January and ending in the middle of February 

2008 - 2009  season offered 6 weeks of climbing from the middle of January to the end of February

2007 - 2008 was a short season that got a late start, and only lasted the month of February

2006 - 2007 got off to a late start, but offered good conditions from the beginning of February into the middle of March

2005 - 2006 was a great season lasting from the middle of December until the first week of March

The 2004 - 2005 season got off to a late start, but offered good conditions from the end of January into the last half of March

2003 - 2004 was a typical PA ice season, with climbers getting their sticks in from the middle of January through February

2002 - 2003 was a great season, despite a late start towards the end of January. Climbing continued until the middle of March 


Submit Ice Climbing Conditions

Delaware Water Gap
Laurel Highlands
Lehigh Valley
Lock Haven / Renovo

North Central Mountains (Tioga Co / Sullivan Co )

Ricketts Glen

The Narrows (Kintnersville)

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