Elevation: 808 ft
GPS: 47.445, -91.068 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Shawn P. Tracy on Jan 2, 2008
Admins: Kris Gorny, K Ice
Access Issue: Manitou River Ice climbs closed Details

Description

Manitou River has been closed to climbing indefinitely by the land owner. This page is retained for historical record only.

Ice and mixed climbing in this wild river setting provide a very accessible wilderness-like climbing environment. Up to 8 or so routes form somewhat unreliably, and variably, from year to year depending on what you call "in." Routes range about 65 feet in length (+/-).

The grades provided herein are a best-estimate and will only occasionally come close to the conditions you may find on any given day. Furthermore, the route Lady in Waiting (route #5) has not been climbed by myself and I needed to submit my best estimate of the most frequent conditions (mixed) and based its grade relative to mixed and dry-tool routes found in Sandstone, Casket Quarry and Orient Bay

Getting There

North of Little Marais on Highway 61. Look for the River's signage on the bridge. Either take the river north (when passable) or follow the north lip of the canyon while avoiding tresspassing on private property. If following lip, stick to the woods on the north rim until you can hear the Falls. Drop down to edge and walk a bit down river to look for slings on trees on the tops of routes 7 and 8.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Manitou River ICE (North Shore)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4-
 6
Route 3
Trad, TR, Ice
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 7
Route 7
Trad, TR, Ice
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Route 3
 6
WI4- Trad, TR, Ice
Route 7
 7
WI3 Trad, TR, Ice
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