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Thunder Bay Region Ice and Mixed Rock Climbing 

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Pukasahib (Child's Play) in big, December 2005


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 3.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Thunder Bay Region Ice and Mixed

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Thunder Bay Region Ice and Mixed:
Pukasahib (Child's Play)   WI5+     Ice, 2 pitches, 280'   Mount McRae Ice and Mixed
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Featured Route For Thunder Bay Region Ice and Mixed
Rock Climbing Photo: Pukasahib from the parking lot.

Pukasahib (Child's Play) WI5+  North America : Canada : ... : Mount McRae Ice and Mixed
Great and long route. Initial WI4 ice leads to chandeliered ice ledges and curtains with the route's technical crux. The crux is followed by 80ft of pumpy WI5 climbing to the ledge with belay (v-threads, ice screws). From here, second pitch of WI4 leads to the top....[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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