Ice climbing season has started in southern Ontario, where big climbs can form on remote cliffs far away from the road. Big approaches, lake crossings and hard-to-find waterfalls make ice climbing in southern Ontario an adventure.
Southern Ontario ice routes extend from the Niagara area all the way up to Sudbury, about 1,000 kilometres away. Northwestern Ontario routes include the ice along the north shore of Lake Superior and west to Manitoba.
A new map has popped up online that allows you to navigate through southern Ontario ice routes and some rock routes, as well as routes south of the Great Lakes. You can find the map here. The southern Ontario ice festival will be taking place from Feb. 7 to 9, 2020.
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So this year we’re going to do something a bit different. . We’ve seen the clinics sell out in under an hour, so we know there’s an appetite in Ontario for clinics and @yamnuskamtnadv guides, and hey, the truth is we could all benefit from some ACMG pro tips. So if we all work together, we’ll aim to get everyone on a rope! . The guides will set up top-ropes in areas according to workshops: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Ice Trickery, Mixed Mastery. . A Fest Pass gets one unlimited access to the ropes on Saturday and Sunday (so long as no others are waiting), dinner Saturday night, T Shirt, slideshow, and prizes. . Registration will be online tomorrow at 12:00pm EST! . www.soicefest.com