All Locations > International > North America > Canada > Ontario > Orient Bay Ice an… > 3. Ice Palace
Evil Des Sens
Avg: 3.6 from 9 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 55 ft|
|FA:||Guy Lacelle, Shaun Parent - 1983|
|Page Views:||861 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||Nick Adams on Feb 17, 2009|
DescriptionThis route ascends a narrow 70 degree wall onto a snowy step for a short rest. Then ascend the steep, vertical wall for about 15 meters. Staying on the right side usually offers the greatest relief by way of a left-facing corner. Those inspired to a greater challenge can go middle or left side for robust, Canadian WI4 (every bit of it). Once atop the main headwall, find your line over a series of short vertical sections, angling left for the final 25 meters to the top of the route.
This route offers an excellent opportunity to practice multi-pitch ice climbing (anchor set-up, position, rope management, etc.) by virtue of its shape and obvious belay spot atop the main headwall. Go get 'em!!