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Kama Bay, L. Superior (Mixed) Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Kama Bay, Lake Superior. Icebreakers on the left


For ice and mixed routes, Kama Bay offers a bit more bang for the buck than it's nearby neighbor, Orient Bay. More solitude, more beauty, more adventure. There's a price to be paid of course. Approaches tend to be longer, less traveled, and more involved. And the west-facing cliffs (and ice) of the Kama Hills can be mighty cold until late winter when it finally starts warming up.

Getting There 

Domtar 81 road, about 20km east of Nipigon on Hwy 17, is the main access for Kama Bay routes. Although you will likely see Getting Oriented, Kama Curtains, or Icebreakers well before you come to the Domtar road turnoff, try to keep an eye out for the sign. Be advised that Domtar road supports active logging operations, so always be on the lookout for logging vehicles and park as far off the road as possible.

Climbing Season

For the Ontario area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Purusha M7  North America : Canada : ... : Kama Bay, L. Superior (Mixe...
Work your way up a short right-facing corner to a ledge. Use very small cams (C3 00 & 0) or small stoppers to protect this bit, and once on the ledge, stick a #3 Camalot in the top of the crack on the right. Move slightly left and then up and into the main crack system. The crack gets steeper as you go, but protects well with cams (.75 - 2 Camalot). The crux is moving through the steepest part of the crack while the good footholds disappear, eventually getting your feet on a ledge to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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