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):
Glace Eclatante WI3+ Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Starquake WI5 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 250'
Andromeda Weeps WI4 Ice, 2 pitches, 200'
Gomar Falls WI3 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 260'
High Fidelity WI4+ Trad, Ice, 165'
Amy R WI2+ Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'
Remember the Day WI3+ Ice, 1 pitch, 175'
Hully Gully WI2+ Ice, 2 pitches, 140'
Evil Des Seins WI4 Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 55'
Mellow Yellow WI3+ Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 200'
Parallax WI5 Ice, 120'
10% Real WI5 Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 150'
Cascade Falls WI3-4 Ice, 1 pitch, 130'
Obsession WI4 Ice, 2 pitches, 180'
Tears of Joy WI3+ Ice, 2 pitches, 250'
Sycho Icycho WI2+ Ice, 1 pitch, 190'
Tempest WI2+ Ice, 1 pitch, 200'
Reflection Wall WI5 Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Ranxerox Tangent WI4 Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Reflection Lake Cabin 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a V-easy 3 WI1 M1 C0 Easy Snow PG13 TR, Aid, Boulder, Mixed, Ice, Snow, 1 pitch, 900'
Featured Route For Orient Bay (Ice)
Cascade Falls WI3-4 International : Canada : ... : Orient Bay (Ice)
This climb is an Orient Bay classic. Enormously fat ice with huge variation in steepness. There are so many variations to choose from, but farthest to the left tends to be more stepy and it gets more difficult and steep the further right you go. This route is perfect height for a 60m toprope and is a great place to bring beginners. You can set up at least 4 different TRs. This climb is also the site of clinics during the annual Nipigon Ice Fest.References: "Ice Climbs of the Lake Superior Re...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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