Angela VanWiemeersch climbs HMR over open water on Lake Superior.

Angela VanWiemeersch climbs HMR over open water on Lake Superior.

 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.

 North Face Athlete and Michigan-born climber Sam Elias ascends a sketchy lead on "Fallen Feather," on the frozen shore of Lake Superior.

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.

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

 An ice climber rappels down Dairyland over the open water of Lake Superior.

An ice climber rappels down Dairyland over the open water of Lake Superior.

 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.

 Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.

Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.

 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.

 James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland, an ice climb along Lake Superior.

James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland, an ice climb along Lake Superior.

 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.

 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.

 "Singing in the Rain"  Climbers: Angela VanWiemeersch, Ari Novak, Alec Berghoef, Colten Moore

"Singing in the Rain"

Climbers: Angela VanWiemeersch, Ari Novak, Alec Berghoef, Colten Moore

 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 gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.

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

 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.

 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 of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer take a rest at Chapel Beach after skiing several miles through the woods of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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

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

 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.

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

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

 "Fred Astaire"  Climber: Ari Novak

"Fred Astaire"

Climber: Ari Novak

 Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.

Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.

 Joe Priebe has his pick of routes on the immense surface of Giddy Up.

Joe Priebe has his pick of routes 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.

 Angela VanWiemeersch climbs HMR over open water on Lake Superior.
 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.
 An ice climber rappels down Dairyland over the open water of Lake Superior.
 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, an ice climb along Lake Superior.
 Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.
 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.
 "Singing in the Rain"  Climbers: Angela VanWiemeersch, Ari Novak, Alec Berghoef, Colten Moore
 Adam Dailey works through dripping ice formations on his way up HMR.
 Adam Dailey gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.
 In a rare showing, "The Ampitheater" holds many striking icicles, with only one section touching down to make it climbable.
 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 of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
 Taylor Hansen enjoys a headlamp-illuminated ascent on Memorial Falls.
 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.
 "Fred Astaire"  Climber: Ari Novak
 Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.
 Joe Priebe has his pick of routes on the immense surface of Giddy Up.
 Blue ice formations span nearly half of a mile along the western shore of Grand Island.

Angela VanWiemeersch climbs HMR over open water on Lake Superior.

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.

An ice climber rappels down Dairyland over the open water of Lake Superior.

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, an ice climb along Lake Superior.

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

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.

"Singing in the Rain"

Climbers: Angela VanWiemeersch, Ari Novak, Alec Berghoef, Colten Moore

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

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

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

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 of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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

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.

"Fred Astaire"

Climber: Ari Novak

Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.

Joe Priebe has his pick of routes 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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