Starved Rock State Park
Mark Petruch was a member of the first team to ever try ice climbing at Starved Rock State Park some 30 years ago. He returned in 2014 to do it again age 63! All climbers must be certified and register at the Park Office before climbing. Wildcat Canyon was their destination for this climb.
Wildcat Canyon at Starved Rock State Park, near Utica, IL became a major attraction in March of 2014, proving to be an excellent venue for ice climbing. Climbers must pre-register with the park office. Photo by Kathy Casstevens (Starved Rock Lodge).