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The Devil’s Work: Six-Pitch Ontario 5.10b Sport Route

Riverside Wall has a number of all-bolted multi-pitch rock routes up to 5.10

The Kynoch area north of Iron Bridge continues to provide multi-pitch adventures within a half-day drive of Toronto. In Algoma, the Eyeball has all-bolted routes up to 100 metres, and over the last few seasons, several bolted two- and three-pitch 5.10s have gone in at the Riverside Wall, which you drive past on the way to the Eyeball.

Bullets Before Breakfast 5.9 and The Stars at Night 5.10c are already well-known multi-pitch itineraries at Riverside. The Devil’s Work, 100 metres right of The Stars at Night, offers six pitches with juggy overhangs and exposed face climbing at the accessible grade of 5.10b. The climb was developed by the Smart brothers, Reg and Dave.

There are currently a number of projects on hold due to the travel restrictions in place for Ontarians. To be noted is that the descent for all routes is by the cliff-top trail that heads to the right-side of the wall, and not by rappelling.

Reg Smart on The Devil’s Work 5.10b Photo Dave Smart