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.
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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grand Marais Area Ice Climbs (North Shore):
Cascade Icefall WI3 Ice, 60 feet
Nightfall WI4 Ice, 2 pitches, 180 feet
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Cascade Icefall WI3 MN : Grand Marais Area Ice Climb...
One of the bigger climbs on the North Shore, this moderate makes for a fun days outing. 60 feet high and often 30 feet wide, a number of variations make this enjoyable over and over!The setting gives you the feel of remote adventure climbing less than 15 minutes from the car......[more] Browse More Classics in MN