Ice Climbing

The snow, waterfalls, glaciers, and porous cliffs of our national parks create curtains and columns of ice that are ideal for ice climbing. This increasingly popular winter sport can be enjoyed at the pristine icey Miners Falls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the sparkling glaciers of Kenai Fjords, and the rugged West Ridge of North Cascades' Forbidden Peak. Ice climbing is an inherently dangerous activity, so please only attempt it with the proper technical climbing skills and equipment. Swing your ice axe here for more information on ice climbing.