Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.
North Face Athlete and Michigan-born climber Sam Elias ascends a sketchy lead on "Fallen Feather," on the frozen shore of Lake Superior.
Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.
Adam Dailey leading up one of many vertical blue pillars along the west shore of Grand Island.
Local Ice Climbing Guide Nic Dobbs getting on some ice boulders on Mosquito Beach.
Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.
Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.
James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland.
The classic UP ice pillar, The Dryer Hose.
Jon Jugenheimer getting the warmth back in his hands after several hours in sub-zero winds along the lakeshore.
In a rare showing, "The Ampitheater" holds many striking icicles, with only one section touching down to make it climbable.
Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.
Adam Dailey works through dripping ice formations on his way up HMR.
Adam Dailey gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.
Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer at the foot of an aesthetic climb on Grand Island.
Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer take a rest at Chapel Beach after skiing several miles through the woods.
Taylor Hansen enjoys a headlamp-illuminated ascent on Memorial Falls.
Jon Jugenheimer belays Adam Dailey from shelf ice below the climb "HMR."
Brandon Snyder works through the short, but brittle ice along Hidden Beach in Marquette during a clear night.
Adam Dailey making swing after swing to break through the bullet hard ice along the climb.
Rob Oto gets an early lap in on the Dryer Hose.
Adam Dailey nears the top of HMR, a 60 meter ice climb along Lake Superior.
Dana Sugar keeps her hands toasty inside her mitts while topping out on an ice climb.
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.
Blue ice formations span nearly half of a mile along the western shore of Grand Island.