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