Ice Climbing Trails
On an Ontario ice wall, the loudest sound is the beating of your own heart
Northern Ontario boasts some of the best ice climbing locations in the world. From Thunder Bay and Red Rock to Marathon and Orient Bay on Lake Nipigon, this is the ultimate ice-climbing country. Dozens of ice-clad routes reach heights of over 130 m (400 ft.) and the waterfalls freeze so thick that the ice can stay until late spring.
With colourfully descriptive names such as Threshold of Acquaintance, Comfortably Numb and The Wall of Deception, ice climbing is a sport for those who enjoy the adrenalin rush of living close to the edge.
And as you might expect, Ontario offers great ice climbing experiences. If you're a beginner, there are now many indoor rock-climbing gyms and numerous clubs throughout the province to help you get started.
Ontario Alliance of Climbers
Ontario Ice Festival
Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
Alpine Club of Toronto
Ice Climbing Northern Ontario - Video
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Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley
|Diamond Lake||Hastings - North||Maynooth||.5km||Ice Climbing,|
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington
|Elora Gorge Trail||Wellington||Elora||10 km||Hiking & Walking, Running, Snowshoeing & Backcountry, Geocaching, Ice Climbing, , Rock Climbing,|
Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park
|JR Booth Trail||Seguin||Edgington||35km||Hiking & Walking, Running, Cycling - Roads & Paths, Cycling - Off-Road, Equestrian, Motorcycling, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing & Backcountry, Ice Climbing, ATVing|
|Nipigon Bay Snowmobile Club||Nipigon||Nipigon||200 km||Hiking & Walking, Running, Cycling - Roads & Paths, Cycling - Off-Road, Camping & Backpacking, Equestrian, Rock Climbing, Canoeing & Kayaking, Ice Climbing, ATVing|
Sault Ste. Marie - Algoma Country
|Agawa Canyon Trails||Algoma-Manitoulin||Sault Ste. Marie||10 km||Hiking & Walking, Rock Climbing, Snowshoeing & Backcountry, Ice Climbing, Backpacking & Camping, Canoe or Kayak,|
|Lake Superior Trapper's Trail||Algoma-Manitoulin||Wawa||1.5 km||Snowshoeing & Backcountry, Ice Climbing, Dog Sledding, Snowshoeing & Backcountry,|
|Peat Mountain Trail||Algoma-Manitoulin||Wawa||11 km||Hiking & Walking Snowshoeing & Backcountry, Ice Climbing, Backpacking & Camping, Canoe or Kayak,|