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Cold Orient Bay Day

Thunder Bay locals Aric Fishman and Martin Dube bundle up and brave the frigid minus 30 degree temps and brittle ice. 1 Ice Day from Martin Dube on Vimeo.
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Quebec’s Banner Ice Year

Alain Denis is one of Quebec’s keenest ice climbers and a climbing photographer. With a month of bone-chilling weather across Quebec, many rarely formed ice routes have been freezing up. Mid-January, Denis went to explore the cliffs of Shawbridge which is 60 kilometres
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Quebec’s Montmorency Falls

Quebec’s classic ice climb. Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most beautiful ice climbs in eastern Canada. The rock around the falls mark the eastern end of the Canadian Shield which formed one-billion years ago. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive
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Reflection Wall, WI5, 50 m

The classic WI5 test-piece of Northern Ontario. A 50-metre, steep, yellow, wall of ice. Close to Highway 11, Reflection Wall is one of the most classic ice climbs in the Thunder Bay area, located north of Nipigon, in Orient Bay. It appears over hanging, but from beneath, it is
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New Maritime Ice Climbs

January, 2014 – New routes climbed in Nova Scotia by Greg Hughes, Cory Hall, Luc Gallant, Matt Peck and Max Fisher. Click here for an ice climber’s guide to Nova Scotia. Cape D’Or Enter the Dragon WI5 130 m FA Greg Hughes, Max Fisher & Matt Peck Pitch 1-
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New Route at Poke-O-Moonshine

New East Coast Ice on Poke-O-Moonshine Jeff Lowe climbed Stingray, WI5+, in 1996 on Poke-O-Moonshine in the Adirondacks. It was an exceptional year for ice formation, few seasons have been like it. East Coast climbers Ian Osteyee and Mark Meschinelle climbed Stingray on December
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Homemade Manitoba Ice Wall

Ice Climbing in the Prairies, December 2013 Not all climbers can live near vertical terrain. Brad Friesen, who lives north of Winnipeg, was inspired by the St Boniface Alpine Club of Canada’s ice wall and built his own. “The tower was made using three hydro poles that
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Le Toit de Ben, 5.13

Mason Earle has, in a few short years, dispatched many of the hardest crack lines in the States. This past summer he headed north of the border to Val David in Quebec with Canadian crack maestro JP Ouellet for a tour of the area’s best and hardest cracks. Andrew Burr was
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Ice Climbing at Shawbridge, Quebec

Shawbridge, ice climbing near Montreal. Photographer Alain Denis visited Shawbridge in December, here are his images. If you would like to visit the area, see the guidebook, Guide des Cascades de Glace et Voies Mixtes by Stéphane Lapierre et Bernard Gagnon.      
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Video: Ontario Rock

A short film profiling a handful of Ontario climbing routes and locations. The recipe for this film was simple. Climbing came first, filming second. Ontario Climbing – A Season 2013 from Chosspile Productions on Vimeo.
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