The classic UP ice pillar, The Dryer Hose.
Taylor Hansen enjoys a headlamp-illuminated ascent on Memorial Falls.
Adam Dailey gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.
Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.
Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer at the foot of an aesthetic climb on Grand Island.
Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.
Blue ice formations span nearly half of a mile along the western shore of Grand Island.
Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer take a rest at Chapel Beach after skiing several miles through the woods.
Jon Jugenheimer belays Adam Dailey from shelf ice below the climb "HMR."
Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.
Adam Dailey works through dripping ice formations on his way up HMR.
Adam Dailey making swing after swing to break through the bullet hard ice along the climb.
Adam Dailey nears the top of HMR, a 60 meter ice climb along Lake Superior.
Brandon Snyder works through the short, but brittle ice along Hidden Beach in Marquette during a clear night.
Rob Oto gets an early lap in on the Dryer Hose.
Dana Sugar keeps her hands toasty inside her mitts while topping out on an ice climb.
In a rare showing, "The Ampitheater" holds many striking icicles, with only one section touching down to make it climbable.
Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.
The climb known as "Giddy Up," came in huge this year from cold weather conditions.
Joe Priebe has his pick of route on the immense surface of Giddy Up.