ICE CLIMBING IN ONTARIO There are plenty of ice climbing sites throughout Ontario. From Lake Ontario in the south to Orient Bay in the north and from the Ottawa Valley in the east to the Minnesota Border in the west. The most frequently visited areas for ice climbers in Ontario are listed below. One must remember, however, that ice conditions are weather dependent on freezing conditions and can allow many southern sites to form only in mid winter.
Eastern Ontario: The Bancroft-Bon Echo Area offers several one pitch climbs.
Southern Ontario: The Niagara escarpment near Toronto offers several shorter ice climbs.
Central Ontario: The Muskoka Lakes area offers the most reliable ice climbs for climbers from the Toronto region in the winter.
Northern Ontario: The Sault Ste. Marie / Agawa Canyon corridor has well over 200 ice climbs of all levels, many with multi-pitches. Some climbs are only accessible by snow machine or train. The highest ice climbs in Ontario are located here.
Far Northern Ontario: The Orient Bay / Kama Bay near Nipigon have many ice climbs readily accessible off highway 17.
Ice climbing conditions and photos of ice climbs throughout Ontario are posted regularly on several websites.
www.ontarioclimbing.com www.climbingcentral.com www.climbers.org www.neice.com
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