Nate Erickson on the finish of 10% Real. Feb '011.
Although barely visible from the road, this area boasts a large number of high-quality routes in a very small area. You can get a lot of climbing done in here!! Of course this means that you likely won't be alone, but you'll almost always be able to get on something.
Most routes face west to northwest, and usually don't get too sun affected until well into March.
Park about a mile past Glace Eclatante, the huge wall of ice up on the right side of the highway as you are traveling north. If possible, try to use a parking area (Scenic View Road) on the west side of the highway (the parking area is the GPS coordinate). In any case, make sure your vehicle is well off the highway! Get the shovel out if necessary, or be prepared for a ticket.
The trailhead is across the highway from Scenic View Road, and will likely be well-traveled. 10 minutes gets you to the routes at the north end of the Ice Palace, 20 minutes to the south end.
Climbing Season For the Orient Bay Ice and Mixed area.
Weather station 17.1 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ice Palace
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ice Palace:
Featured Route For Ice Palace
Evil Des Sens
WI4 North America
: ... : Ice Palace
This route ascends a narrow 70 degree wall onto a snowy step for a short rest. Then ascend the steep, vertical wall for about 15 meters. Staying on the right side usually offers the greatest relief by way of a left-facing corner. Those inspired to a greater challenge can go middle or left side for robust, Canadian WI4 (every bit of it). Once atop the main headwall, find your line over a series of short vertical sections, angling left for the final 25 meters to the top of the route. This rou...[more] Browse More Classics in International