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Orient Bay (Mixed) Rock Climbing 

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One of Canada's premiere winter climbing areas. Many high-quality lines.

Getting There 

Getting There
From Duluth take Hwy 61 north across the US border. Continue on 61 into Thunder Bay. From Thunder Bay, take Hwy 11 into Nipigon (motels, food, beer). To get to the climbs from Nipigon, continue on Hwy 11 for about 36 miles until you reach Trans-Canada Pipeline Station on the left. At that point, the prominent Glace Eclatante will be visible ahead. You're there.

References: "Ice Climbs of the Lake Superior Region" by Eric Landmann and Don Hynek, Granite Publishing

Websites: Climbing Central Beta Page,
Alpine Club of Canada, Thunder Bay Section:

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Orient Bay (Mixed)
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb the blunt arête left of the ice to a ledge....

drone attack WI5 M7+  North America : Canada : ... : Ice Palace
A fun route on excellent rock and steep ice. Climb past 9 bolts to a ledge about 80' up, where you'll find a bolted anchor. It's a bit cruxy from the 5th to the 6th bolt, where the parallel-sided crack widens, and the feet get thin, and then again gaining the ledge. Move across the ledge to the right, and climb overhanging and then vertical ice, finishing to the right of the trees above.An alternate finish continues up the well-featured rock face (small stoppers, C3's, C4's to 1.5") above the...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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