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.
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.
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