Alpine Club Of Canada

Thunder Bay Section

Rock Climbing

Centennial Bluffs

Great views and sunny exposure, lots of variety and plenty of top roping opportunities, all located within the city limits!
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Silver Harbour

Accessible, sunny, plenty of classic sport and trad climbs and a well-develop cliff make for a concentration of fun, many a climber has their first lead here.
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Pass Lake

Sandstone climbing! A great change of pace from the standard diabase norwesters that make up most of our crags. This crag has it all: roadside location, short drive (~30minutes), southern exposure and a lot of routes.
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Squaw Bay

Scores of classic multi-pitch trad and sport climbs, all overlooking Lake Superior. This area is definitely for experienced climbers with a taste for adventure.
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Lost Falls

Unbelievably, this area went undeveloped until very recently. A number of excellent trad climbs, both single and multi-pitch, starting about 5.7 and with limitless possibilities for hard new routes can be found in a highly concentrated area.
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Perhaps Thunder Bay's best kept secret, this jewel of a crag offers some fantastic crack climbing with potential for plenty of new routes, and a great campsite to boot!
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Mount Helen

If you're not into harder stuff, but still want some exposure and long routes, consider Mt. Helen, on the way to Orient Bay. A half dozen moderate slab climbs await, all at least 50 m long. Combined with roadside access and great views of Lake Helen and Orient Bay, this crag delivers on those lazy days out.
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Orient Bay

Long recognized for its world-class ice and mixed routes, recent years have seen Orient Bay's development into one of Ontario's premier crags. Endless new route opportunities await first ascensionists, be it sport or multi-pitch trad.
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Climber's Cliffs

Spectacular climbing in a unique setting. The route is located on the land belonging to the Norwest Outdoor Centre, and as such climbers should contact the Chapmans before climbing there.
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