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New Ontario Eyeball Crag is Big Granite Wall

A wall with a number of big projects up to 5.12+

In the Algoma region of Ontario are a number of granite walls and domes that, for some reason or another, have never been developed. The access isn’t bad and the main wall is big for the province. Development has been ongoing for the past few seasons and there are a handful of climbs in the works.

The main wall is called Eyeball and is up to 150 metres, composed of rock better than most Canadian Shield crags and can be reached in about six hours from Toronto. In the video below, Toronto-area climber Gus Alexandropoulos inspects a new line.

The established routes range from 5.6 to 5.11 and from one to six pitches. The area still has a ways to go before it’s ready to be weekend destination. More info to come as development continues.

Watch the first ascent of Northern Etiquette in 2015, a six-pitch 5.9 that climbs one of the larger sections of Eyeball.