Whiteoak Canyon Ice

An icy cliff with short, easy climbing opportunities; located near the second waterfall from the upper trailhead-- February 2007.

Whiteoak Canyon; Shenandoah National Park, VA

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colint

colint - Mar 17, 2007 2:53 am - Hasn't voted

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How often does climbable ice form up in that part of the country?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Mar 17, 2007 3:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ???

Not often-- our winters average above freezing, but we sometimes get cold snaps in late January or in February that allow climbable ice to form. As I said, though, it isn't often; the last time before this year I saw really solid ice in this canyon was back in 1997. There's always winter ice, of course, but rarely the kind that supports reasonably safe climbing.

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