Since the early 1980's, Starved Rock Country has been a leading wintertime destination for outdoor adventurers looking to challenge mother nature.
Every year, hundreds of experienced climbers flock to Starved Rock State Park to spend a day scaling enormous frozen waterfalls with little more than an anchor line, an ice axe and a helmet. Starting January 2nd, three ice falls will be open for pubic climbing, providing the water is suitably frozen (which remains at the discretion of climbers).
These three ice falls include:
LaSalle Canyon - A long curtain style fall, offering a milder climbing experience.
Ottawa Canyon - Often one of the widest falls in the park, also one of the first to form in the winter.
Wildcat Canyon - Easily the tallest fall permitted for climbing, a true highlight of the park for climbing enthusiasts.