Angel Falls , Loyalsock State Forest - January 29, 2022

by dseasholtz Fri, February 04 2022 14:07

Angel Falls is a semi-remote northcentral Pennsylvania ice climbing destination located in the Loyalsock State Forest.. The area includes a 40 ft. lower and 120 ft. upper falls, along with a steep wall to the right of the lower falls. Jason Erdman had been here 2 days prior, and reported great conditions, so we took a drive up Rt. 87 from Montoursville, and spent the day here. Ice conditions were great, but getting screws to feel secure in the aerated ice, proved to be a bit of a challenge.

YouTube Videos from Today's Outing:
Ice Climbing - Lead on Upper Falls - Angel Falls - Loyalsock State Forest - January 29, 2022

Ice Climbing - Angel Falls - Loyalsock State Forest - (Helmet Cam POV) - January 29, 2022







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Angel Falls , Loyalsock State Forest - January 27, 2022

by dseasholtz Fri, February 04 2022 13:28

Jason Erdman was kind enough to send us an ice conditions report from Angel Falls.

I’m glad to see that you are continuing to update this page.  Here’s a contribution for you: 

Climbed Angel Falls in Loyalsock State Forest today 1/27/2022.  The falls were entirely frozen and in great condition.  The last 10 ft. of the climb is a little thin and you can see some water running behind, but there is enough good ice on either side to take screws and make it leadable.  Ogdonia Rd. from Rt. 87 is plowed and maintained to the intersection of the Loyalsock Trail. 



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WELCOME - 2021- 2022 Ice Climbing Season is on the Horizon.

by Dave Seasholtz Tue, September 18 2018 16:46

The 2020-2021 ice climbing season in Pennsylvania allowed us around six weeks of climbing. It was much better than the non-existent previous season. Hope the 2021-2022 season allows even better ice climbing conditions than last year!

Feel free to check our Ice Condition Archive Pages located along the right sidebar to see what we can expect if the weather cooperates. Please use this site and to assist you in determining where to climb.

HELP WANTED! Please help keep this site up to date. Use the email link listed on the "Contribute" tab above, or email your Pennsylvania Ice Climbing trip reports and photos to and I will post them. 


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