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The Narrows, located in Kintnersville, PA is home to maybe the best ice climbing in Pennsylvania. This area is filled with 400 foot high Brunswick Shale and has reliable routes. There is convenient parking which offers practically no approach. If it happens to snow a lot make sure to bring a shovel to get into the parking lot. Over the winter, this summer choss pile turns into a pretty great place considering it's in PA, but still be careful, theirs still plenty of loose rock.
From Knitnersville at the intersection of State Highway 611 and State Highway 32, turn onto State Highway 32 and drive about 5 miles.You will start to see some ice along side the road. You will see a dirt parking lot on the right and an abandoned factory on the left across the river.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Narrows:
Left Corner WI3 Ice, 110 feet
Main Flow WI4 Ice, 3 pitches, 330 feet
Main Gully WI2-3 Ice, 3 pitches, 290 feet
Dead Deer Gully WI3 Ice, 3 pitches, 350 feet
Featured Route For The Narrows
Main Gully WI2-3 PA : The Narrows
This is probably the most reliable and popular ice climbing area at the Narrows. From the parking lot facing the cliff walk left about 100 yards. You will see a gully with ice coming down to the road. You will also be able to see a little bit of the head wall. The amphitheater has many different climbs. The Main Gully climb goes right up the center of the amphitheater. And consistently the last pitch is called the Center Head Wall. Pitch 1: (WI2 160 ft) From the road climb up to chains on the le...[more] Browse More Classics in PA