Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.

Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.

 Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.

Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.

 Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.

Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.

 The classic UP ice pillar, The Dryer Hose.

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.

Jon Jugenheimer getting the warmth back in his hands after several hours in sub-zero winds along the lakeshore.

 Adam Dailey leading up one of many vertical blue pillars along the west shore of 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.

Local Ice Climbing Guide Nic Dobbs getting on some ice boulders on Mosquito Beach.

 In a rare showing, "The Ampitheater" holds many striking icicles, with only one section touching down to make it climbable.

In a rare showing, "The Ampitheater" holds many striking icicles, with only one section touching down to make it climbable.

 James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland.

James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland.

 Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.

Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.

 Adam Dailey gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.

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 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.

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.

Taylor Hansen enjoys a headlamp-illuminated ascent on Memorial Falls.

 Jon Jugenheimer belays Adam Dailey from shelf ice below the climb "HMR."

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.

Brandon Snyder works through the short, but brittle ice along Hidden Beach in Marquette during a clear night.

 Adam Dailey works through dripping ice formations on his way up HMR.

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 making swing after swing to break through the bullet hard ice along the climb.

 Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.

Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.

 Rob Oto gets an early lap in on the Dryer Hose.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

Blue ice formations span nearly half of a mile along the western shore of Grand Island.

 Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.
 Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.
 Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.
 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.
 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.
 In a rare showing, "The Ampitheater" holds many striking icicles, with only one section touching down to make it climbable.
 James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland.
 Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.
 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 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.
 Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.
 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.

Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.

Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.

Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.

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.

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.

In a rare showing, "The Ampitheater" holds many striking icicles, with only one section touching down to make it climbable.

James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland.

Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.

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 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.

Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.

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.

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