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Topos to New Ontario 5.10 and 5.11 Multi-Pitch

Riverside Wall is quickly becoming one of Ontario's most popular multi-pitch walls

Photo by: Dave Smart of Reg Smart on The Witch

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.

The Smarts most recent new route is The Witch, a five-pitch 5.11, between The Stars at Night and The Devil’s Work. Check out the topos below. 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.

The Devil’s Work topo
The Witch topo
Lead photo: Dave Smart of Reg Smart on The Witch