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Orient Bay (Mixed)  


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Description 

Description
One of Canada's premiere winter climbing areas. Many high-quality lines.




Getting There 

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

Websites: Climbing Central Beta Page,
Alpine Club of Canada, Thunder Bay Section: acctbay.ca./index.php

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Lower section of Refraction, 11/07.  A couple of the bolts were covered by ice.  Photo: Dan Wilkinson

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