Description One of Canada's premiere winter climbing areas. Many high-quality lines.
Getting There 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. At that point, the prominent Glace Eclatante will be visible ahead. You're there.
References: "Ice Climbs of the Lake Superior Region" by Eric Landmann and Don Hynek, Granite Publishing
Climb the first 30' of Ranxerox Tangent and then move right to get the first bolt. Follow a crack using slots, holes, and edges for another 30', at which point the crack peters out. Make a hard move up and right and continue up the right side of the wall, where there is a good stance. Finally, climb a difficult left-leaning crack to a ledge and a two-bolt anchor....[more]Browse More Classics in International