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Ice Station Superior Rock Climbing 

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A nice ice climbing area on the shore of Lake Superior with some excellent long routes. Definitely worth a day of your trip to the Nipigon area.

Getting There 

From Nipigon take Highway 17 South for about 60 kilometers (the compass will say East, but hey it's Canada and sometimes they need to believe they are heading south). Eventually the road will make a sweeping left hand turn while climbing a big hill. Near the top of the hill you will find a turnout on either side of the road - park here. Walk back down the hill along the guardrail until you locate a climbers trail heading down to the lake and the railroad tracks.


North of Superior - Orient Bay - Ice Climber's Guide
  • Written by Shaun Parent
  • Published by Granite Publishing 1993

Climbing Season

Weather station 22.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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The third and final of the big routes in the main area. This is Inferior Icefall's little brother. It can be made to have an alpine flair in heavy snow cover by extending the approach pitch.Approach (Easy Snow) Climb snowy gully systemPitch 1 (WI 2) Hop onto the ice when it feels comfortable and climb about 75 feet until the route notably steepens.Pitch 2 (WI 2+) Climb the steeper upper sections for about 150 feet to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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