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Confuscious


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Hey folks

I've been trying to scrounge out information on where would be some multi-pithces in Ontario. I've come across some very vague mentions of it in Temiscameng area, Thunder Bay area and possibly Lion's Head.

Are there any guide books out there?

Would anyone know more details of these places?

Would anyone know of other places?


Thanks!

*Edit: Also other than Bon Echo


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Confuscious wrote:
Hey folks

I've been trying to scrounge out information on where would be some multi-pithces in Ontario. I've come across some very vague mentions of it in Temiscameng area, Thunder Bay area and possibly Lion's Head.

Are there any guide books out there?

Would anyone know more details of these places?

Would anyone know of other places?


Thanks!

*Edit: Also other than Bon Echo


At the risk of stating the obvious have you checked out the "routes" link here and the "Destinations" link on Mountain Project? Also there is a thread here: http://www.rockclimbing.com/...rum.cgi?post=2063457


ecade


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Hey,

Ottawa has a few, I've never done them but came across a good guide book that is available online for free.

http://web.me.com/jon.bouchard/ottawatrails.org/Climbing_resources_files/ClimbingAroundOttawa.pdf

sorry if its not clickable, its a good guide book,has information regarding access issues.

but again, i've never climbed there been meaning too but never made it out

if you go, please let me know how it is

Montange d'argent outside Mont tremblant (I know not in ONTARIO) has some good multi pitches both trad (never done) and sport, have done.

Happy and safe climbing


Confuscious


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sp115 - I have checked out the link, I think I'll review it in more detail... I kinda blew past it


Ecade - The online guidebook is awesome!! I"ll look through that too. And also check pm.

Anyone know anything about sleepin giant out in Thunder Bay? The information I got seems like complete trad route that no one has information on. Hehe


dagibbs


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Bon Echo.

Guide: http://www.climbers.org/bonecho/guide


dagibbs


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ecade wrote:
Hey,

Ottawa has a few, I've never done them but came across a good guide book that is available online for free.

http://web.me.com/...bingAroundOttawa.pdf

Technically all the multi-pitch stuff around Ottawa is, actually, in Quebec. (And, much of it has been, officially, closed by the NCC since that online guide book was last updated.)


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ecade


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Really? Ah that sucks, thanks for the update.
Knew it was across the river although interestingly it would only come up on google when I searched Ottawa area climbing, didn't come up when searching by any other string.

Why'd she close? She seemed like great rock and fun routes... Well glad my last plans last year fell through.


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ecade wrote:
Really? Ah that sucks, thanks for the update.
Knew it was across the river although interestingly it would only come up on google when I searched Ottawa area climbing, didn't come up when searching by any other string.

The guide might come up only for an Ottawa search -- at least some mention of the Quebec side routes should come up for a search of "rock climbing luskville" cause Luskville is the nearby small town.

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Why'd she close? She seemed like great rock and fun routes... Well glad my last plans last year fell through.

There was a lot of good rock and fun routes. The NCC (National Capital Commision) runs Gatineau park, and they've been pursuing a very ecological protection type mandate recently. The local access group had (up until last year) an access agreement, where some of the most ecologically critical cliffs were closed, but most of the others were kept open. The NCC decided to throw out this agreement, and throw out cooperation with climbers (or, in fact, other users of the park) and just close areas they thought were ecologically critical. Some to many of the writings on why they were ecologically critical have been... interesting, and very arguable. (They are, for instance, protecting a tree that is rare in Quebec... but if you go 200 miles or so south is one of the more common trees around.) And, at the same time they were closing and restricting climbing, they allowed a multi-lane road to be build through the park. So, there is much annoyance. And many local climbers (not me, of course) are ignoring the closures (I'd never climb on closed rock).


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Frown fair enough though, places need time to recover and regnerate...

any ideas about the temiskaming area? abitibi temsicaming? (i neverknow how to spell that place!! haha)

i trolled somewhere through the forums somethin on burkes park or the likes...


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Ontarioclimbing.com might yield some more info.


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Confuscious wrote:
any ideas about the temiskaming area? abitibi temsicaming? (i neverknow how to spell that place!! haha)

Nope, sorry.

Ok, there's a couple of pictures of pretty rock here: http://www.temiskamingshores.ca/.../laketemiskaming.asp


granite_grrl


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John5 wrote:
Ontarioclimbing.com might yield some more info.

I think it's one of the 10 or so conversations that gets repeated over and over and over again there.

Unimpressed


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granite_grrl wrote:
John5 wrote:
Ontarioclimbing.com might yield some more info.

I think it's one of the 10 or so conversations that gets repeated over and over and over again there.

Unimpressed

Maybe a better place for a search?


Confuscious


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thanks!!

scrounging through there now.SmileSmile


ecade


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Hey,

Sorry about the mislead for Ottawa, didn't know it was closed rock.

Was out in Temagami Ontario this weekend, was chatting with someone from New Liskeard who told me of a place with some great climbing, Devil's Rock, although he'd never climbed there (he is an arborist not rock climber) he said he'd seen people climb there though, I snapped a pic of a topo map that shows the cliff area. If you go or find any information about it, please let me know how it is. you have to rap in and he says he's never seen anchors at the top but that people use trees. Either way,

happy and safe climbing.


Confuscious


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yeppers,

I found a multi-pitch crag out there. Will probabyl end up hitting that.

CoolCoolCool


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Confuscious wrote:
yeppers,

I found a multi-pitch crag out there. Will probabyl end up hitting that.

CoolCoolCool

Which one?


Confuscious


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devils rock


dagibbs


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Confuscious wrote:
devils rock

Ah, cool. It did look to have some interesting climbing.


dagibbs


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Hm... actually if you do end up around the Ottawa area, you might want to check out The Weir. It is on the Quebec side -- probably 1-1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, and has routes ranging from: Adagio (5.5, 5.6, 5.6, 5.8) to Les Clochards Celeste (5.11+, 5.10+, 5.12-).

It isn't in the "climbing around Ottawa" guidebook linked up-thread, but there is some information available at: http://paroislaurentiennes.weebly.com/weir.html.


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