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Thunder Bay Region Rock Climbing 

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The Thunder Bay region hosts many long-standing classic ice, mixed, and rock routes, as well as a lot of new development, mostly in the rock climbing arena. Most Thunder Bay's ice and mixed climbing is concentrated on steep faces of Mount McKay and Mount McRae. The impressive ice lines on the northwestern face of Mount McRae are easily visible from Provincial Route 61 just south of Thunder Bay.

Getting There 

From Duluth, MN, take MN-61N for 148 miles to border crossing. After crossing the border MN-61 N becomes Provincial Route 61 N. Thunder Bay is 35 miles north.

Climbing Season

For the Ontario area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Thunder Bay Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Thunder Bay Region:
Pukasahib (Child's Play)   WI5+     Ice, 2 pitches, 280'   Mount McRae Ice and Mixed
Discovery   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches   Sleeping Giant
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Featured Route For Thunder Bay Region
Rock Climbing Photo: Nanibijou

Nanibijou (Get Some) WI5+  North America : Canada : ... : Mount McRae Ice and Mixed
Like the other routes on McRae, Nanibijou only forms every two or three years, so get it when you can!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By josh columb
From: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jan 12, 2014
Dies any body have current ice conditions in Thunder Bay
And mt McRae
By Dave Rone
From: Eau Claire, Wis
Jan 13, 2014
Ice on Mt. McRae is not in at this point.

Also important to know that the routes on Mt. McKay are currently closed due to access issues. They are on reservation land and are currently posted 'no tresspassing'.

Ice in Orient Bay and Kama Bay is in.

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