Alpine Club Of Canada

Thunder Bay Section

Ice Climbing



Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay often receives less attention or is completely ignored by climbers with their sites set on Orient Bay. This is unfortunate, as the routes here are of equal caliber. An added bonus is that you can be home eating lunch 20 minutes after beginning your rappel from the top of some routes!

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Orient Bay

The climbing the midwest is known for: over 60 ice climbs of every difficulty level, all within a roadside setting, and some up to 140m long. Classic moderates like Tempest, Gomar Falls, and Tears of Joy shouldn't be missed.
Intermediate climbers should try Obsession or Compulsion (both WI4) or some of the easier lines in the Ice Palace Area. Advanced climbers will appreciate a high concentration of hard lines in the Ice Palace Area, as well as the rare classic Parallax, a free-standing pillar.
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Kama Bay

This crag is currently a hotbed for new winter route development in the region, particularly hard new traditional mixed climbs. The number of routes here has tripled over the last two winters.

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Ice Station Superior

Long moderates your thing? This crag boasts the longest routes on the north shore of Lake Superior, with moderate lines up to 175m.

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If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.

 ~Queen Elizabeth I