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Routes in Grand Marais Area Ice Climbs (North Shore)

Elevation: 657 ft
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Shared By: Kris Gorny on Mar 12, 2007
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Description

Grand Marais is a small harbor town at the North Shore of Lake Superior. The area hosts Minnesota's best natural ice falls: Nightfall and Cascade Falls. Great warm up on the way to Nipigon in Canada. Grand Marais is home to the (almost) annual Gentlemen's Occassional - a gathering of kilted Minnesota ice climbers (see photo). The gathering mixes ritual climbing of Nightfall (in kilts) and large amounts of alcohol later on.

This is a resort town so lodging in one of the hotels or cabins is not a problem (as long as you have the cash). If you feel like eating after climbing, Sven & Ole's has great pizza's. For fun check out the Gunflint Tavern - good beer selection and live local folk music.

Getting There

From Duluth take MN Hwy 61 North for about 100 miles. Grand Marais is roughly 20 miles north of Lutsen ski resorts.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grand Marais Area Ice Climbs (North Shore)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4
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Nightfall
Ice 2 pitches
WI3
 23
Cascade Icefall
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nightfall
 22
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Cascade Icefall
 23
WI3 Ice
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