One of Canada's premiere ice climbing areas. Multiple superb high quality lines.
From Duluth take Hwy 61 north across the US border. Continue on 61 into Thunder Bay. From Thunder Bay, take Hwy 11 into Nipigon (motels, food, beer). To get to the climbs from Nipigon, continue on Hwy 11 for about 36 miles until you reach Trans-Canada Pipeline Station on the left. Continue for another 15 miles. At that point the prominent Glace Escalante should become visible on the right. You're there.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Orient Bay (Ice):
Hully Gully WI2+ Ice, 2 pitches, 140'
Andromeda Weeps WI4 Ice, 2 pitches, 200'
Evil Des Seins WI4 Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 55'
Gomar Falls WI3 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 260'
Amy R WI2+ Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'
Glace Eclatante WI3+ Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Ranxerox Tangent WI4 Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Tears of Joy WI3+ Ice, 2 pitches, 250'
Obsession WI4 Ice, 2 pitches, 180'
Cascade Falls WI3-4 Ice, 1 pitch, 130'
Sycho Icycho WI2+ Ice, 1 pitch, 190'
10% Real WI5 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 150'
Mellow Yellow WI3+ Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 200'
Tempest WI2+ Ice, 1 pitch, 200'
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Tempest WI2+ North America : Canada : ... : Orient Bay (Ice)
A true frozen river. This route was the first ice route climbed in the entire Orient Bay region. It is a "must do." And as such it can be very busy. Easy and varied terrain gives you a wide selection of climbing possibilities. Choose a side and head up. There is a head wall about 150ft up that gives you a taste of WI3 but the rest of the climb is very mellow. Have fun!References: "Ice Climbs of the Lake Superior Region" by Eric Landmann and Don Hynek, Granite Publishing...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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