I've seen and done a lot of things in the Midwest, but this is certainly something I will be adding to the list. Anyone else?
Travis J. Garner/Western Kentucky University
Curious observers gather at dusk in single-digit temperatures for the competition, as climbers prepare to ascend the man-made ice waterfall. The ice, 6 feet thick in places, is the result of 96 hours of spraying 6,000 gallons of water. Don Briggs, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa, wrote a book on icing silos for climbing, a process he has mastered after years of teaching ice climbing.