New Routes and Updates

NEW ROUTES & UPDATES – Thunder Bay Climbing

Thanks for visiting this end of the website. This page was created so that climbers living and visiting Northwestern Ontario can have easy access to the most recent new route information! It was also created as a way for route developers to share and compile information about new routes and updates in the Thunder Bay Region.

For info on routes climbed between 1980s – 2017, check out the latest comprehensive guidebook:
Thunder Bay Climbing: A Guide to Northwestern Ontario’s Best Kept Secret

by Aric Fishman

 

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Submitted by: Aric Fishman

Route Location: Orient Bay

DRock area, left of ‘Sundance’.

Pink flagging tape marks the trail from the highway.

Style: Sport

Route Name: Suicide Rabbit

Grade: 5.8, 27 meters

Route Description:

A very enjoyable climb on some really stellar rock just seconds from the road. It goes through it all, from slabby to vertical – with jugs and slopers – hand jams and finger locks – big rails and small crimps – Oh My!!! This climb goes up a never ending series of super fun moves between bomber stances. Cut out left about mid-way up the climb through a thinker sequence, and then continue up the steepening wall to reach the 2 bolt rappel anchor on a small ledge. This route was named after Paul and I (by pure chance) witnessed a hare commit suicide (or fell) off the top of the cliff.

F.A & F.F.A: Paul Desaulniers & Aric Fishman, Oct 2017

Gear: 12 bolts + 2 bolt rappel anchor

Photo(s):

New Route - Suicide Rabbit

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Submitted by: Aric Fishman

Route Location: Orient Bay

Mount Olympus, 5 meters right of ‘Passage to Valhalla’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Courage Highway

Grade: 5.11b, 90 meters

Route Description:

In 2015 Charlton decided it was finally time to begin the quest and took a flight from his home in St.Catherines up to Thunder Bay. He had one thing on his mind; meet up with his long-time friend and climbing partner Jody Bernst, and head out to their stomping grounds at Orient Bay. Together they established and opened up the first pitch of the route and named it ‘Courage Highway’ in commemoration of Terry Fox.  “Orient Bay is such a treasure, and Mount Olympus is the gem.” –Charlton

With only a short window of opportunity this season, Steve Charlton set out to unlock the sequence and take ‘Courage Highway’ to the top. Teamed up with local climbers and route developers Aric Fishman, Kyle Brooks, Cory McFarlane, Andy Noga, and Duncan Hutchison, Charlton’s dream became a reality over the course of 2 weekends. Read the full story here.

Pitch 1: 5.11a, 25m – Climb up the flake/corner to the 4th bolt, step out right to a bolt and continue up right past 2 bolts (long draws recommended for rope drag) before continuing straight up to the hanging belay. 12 bolts approx

Pitch 1 Variation: Aric Fishman and Martin Dube established a harder variation to start ‘Courage Highway’, full sport. 4 bolts to start, then connect up with the last 4 bolts on Courage Highway to a 3 bolt rappel anchor. Small runout between bolts 3 and 4, this cruxy variation that is thin, bouldery and pumpy. 8 bolts total. 5.11d/5.12 – Spring 2017.

Pitch 2: 5.11b, 23m– Climb up and left, then continue straight up to the belay ledge. (“summit” register located here-please record your ascent!). 12 bolts approx 

Pitch 3: 5.10b/c, 35m – This pitch offers unique and varied climbing with nice position and some decent exposure. Climb up and right towards a sloping ledge and rest on the arete edge. Continue straight up to the belay ledge.  13 bolts.

Pitch 4: 5.10a, 12m – climb straight up from the left side of the belay ledge. 5 bolts

Descent: – rappel. Can be done with 1 x 60m rope in 4 rappels or 2 rappels with 2 x 50m+ ropes (recommended)

F.A: P1 – Steve Charlton & Jody Bernst, Oct 2015, P2 – Steve Charlton & Andy Noga, Oct 2017, P3 & 4 – Steve Charlton, Kyle Brooks, Cory McFarlane, Oct 2017

F.F.A: P1 – Steve Charlton & Jody Bernst, Oct 2015, P2 – Steve Charlton & Andy Noga, Oct 2017, P3 – Kyle Brooks, Oct 2017,  P4 – Steve Charlton & Andy Noga, Oct 2017

Gear: 15 Quickdraws

Photo(s): 

New Route - Courage Highway

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Submitted by: Mitch Marostica

Route Location: Mt.Godfrey

Beside (right) of ‘Tamarack’. Currently the access to this area is fine but we all know its sensitive past. Make sure to park before the toll gate and walk in from there, and there will be no issues. Everyone was extremely kind to us.

Style: Sport

Route Name:  Chido

Grade: 5.11b, 23 meters

Route Description: 

Slightly spaced out bolts for the first half. After clipping the 5th bolt traverse right around the smooth arete. Trend right of the next few bolts until you can make your way back under the anchors. Protected well where it needs to be. Definitely engaging and varied the entire way. Some really great jugs and pockets available, but a tricky onsight! If someone can go onsight this I’d be proud of you. Big thanks to the team effort by Sean Cameron, Ian Reston and Tom Horgan for the cleaning and bolting!

F.A: Mitch Marostica & Sean Cameron, Sept 2017

F.F.A: Mitch Marostica, Sean Cameron & Ian Reston, Sept 2017

Gear: 9 bolts + 2 bolt rappel anchor on face

Photo(s): 

New Route - Chido

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Submitted by: Mitch Marostica

Route Location: Greywolf

Immediately to the right of ‘House of Cards’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Strikes and Gutters

Grade: 5.12c, 26 meters

Route Description:

Trend up and left on good underclings to a crux sequence around the sixth bolt. Rest and prepare for two more cruxes above. There are no show stopper moves but the sustained difficulty and pump will test you. Extremely featured climbing uncharacteristic of the area.  *Strongly recommend to stick-clip the second bolt, although not crucial. Our main concern is added rope drag between the first and second bolt while lowering the climber. Make sure to extend the fourth and fifth bolts. Clean falls all the way.

F.A & F.F.A: Ian Reston and Mitch Marostica, Sept 2017

Gear: 10 bolts + 2 bolt rappel anchor (26m)

Photo(s):

New Route - Strikes and Gutters

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Submitted by: Aric Fishman

Route Location: Pass Lake

Staircase Wall, directly to the right of ‘Swing of Things’

Style: Sport

Route Name: The Way She Goes

Grade: 5.11c/d, 12 meters

Route Description:

A steep new sport route that was a real bitch to clean and bolt, but the end result is a spectacular line that is fun, challenging, and well protected! Get after this pumpy line fully equipped with 6 bolts up the face (4 of which are fixed draws) and a 2-bolt rap anchor.

Begin by standing on your tippy-toes to clip the first bolt, and then head up the overhanging wall using a series of good holds and edges. Take a bomber rest and prepare to power through the bouldery crux sequences ahead. Unlock the puzzle to get yourself over the final roof and you’re home free!

F.A: Mitch Marostica & Aric Fishman, Oct 2016

F.F.A: Ian Reston & Mitch Marostica, Sept 2017

Gear: 6 bolts + 2 bolt rappel anchor

Photo(s):

New Route - The Way She Goes

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Submitted by: Patrick Martel

Route Location: Lost Falls

Found between ‘Myopic Adventure’ and ‘Radchad’

Style: Trad

Route Name: Northwestern Journey

Grade: 5.10 PG, 3 Pitches

Route Description: 

Pitch 1: Start 1st Pitch of ‘Radchad’ (5.7) in large L dihedral passing two cedars to a bolted anchors below a black ramp under roofs. (second pitch of RACHAD goes on R wall crack here)

Pitch 2: Second pitch of NWJ (5.10) goes up ramp protecting in middle seem and corner, passing first roof on R by a burly move, then follow corner crack to second roof , exiting Left on to lateral face with another bolted rap anchors at start of 3rd pitch crack. On 2nd pitch; protect under 2nd roof and exiting it with extendable slings.

Pitch 3: 3rd pitch (5.10, 30 meters) Negotiate you way up crack and R face, passed Cedar then up to a R facing dihedral (still needing some scrubbing) under your last roof that you need to exit to the Right. (Don’t exit left to avoid potentially loose very large block above on the left, they look fine and happy there; unless pulled on!!! ) After you exit on R of roof, scramble up short section slabby to crescent shape fist crack to the top bolted rap anchor.

F.F.A: Pitch 1 & 2 – Patrick Martel & Jamie Funk, Summer 2017.  Pitch 3 – Patrick Martel & Socrate Badeau, Summer 2017

Gear: You need a min 60m Rope, 70m would be better

Photo(s): 

New Route - Northwestern Journey

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Submitted by: Patrick Martel

Route Location: Pass Lake

Staircase Wall, between ‘Face Dancing’ and ‘Swing of Things’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Heippa Reijo

Grade: 5.12

Route Description: 

(Stick clip absolutely essential) Getting off the ground is hard then it just gets harder until the 4th clip.

F.A: Patrick Martel & Socrate Badeau, Aug 2017

F.F.A: Patrick Martel, Aug 2017

Gear: Quickdraws

Photo(s):

New Route - Heippa Reijo

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Submitted by: Patrick Martel

Route Location: Pass Lake

Staircase Wall, between ‘Face Dancing’ and ‘Swing of Things’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Blow Me Away!

Grade: 5.10

Route Description: 

Sport climb in the overhanging groove just left of Swing of things. Looks ordinary but when we got on it: it blew us away! This awesome line is definitely a contestant for the best 5.10 in PL.

F.A: Patrick Martel & Socrate Badeau, Aug 2017

F.F.A: Patrick Martel, Aug 2017

Gear: Quickdraws

Photo(s):

New Route - Heippa Reijo

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Submitted by: Patrick Martel

Route Location: Pass Lake

Doctor’s Office, to the right of ‘Screeching Banshee’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Separate Vacations

Grade: 5.11

Route Description:

F.A & F.F.A: Patrick Martel, Aug 2017

Gear: Quickdraws

Photo(s):

New Route - Separate Vacations

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Submitted by: Patrick Martel

Route Location: Pass Lake

Doctor’s Office, to the right of ‘Screeching Banshee’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Pitty Party

Grade: 5.10+

Route Description:

F.A & F.F.A: Patrick Martel, Aug 2017

Gear: Quickdraws

Photo(s):

New Route - Pitty Party

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Submitted by: Patrick Martel

Route Location: Pass Lake

Doctor’s Office, to the right of ‘Screeching Banshee’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Unreasonable Expectations

Grade: 5.10

Route Description:

Use the face, not the left edge of the flake at the exit of the roof; solid but really hollow.

F.A & F.F.A: Patrick Martel & Socrate Badeau, Aug 2017

Gear: Quickdraws

Photo(s):

New Route - Unreasonable Expectations

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Submitted by: Paul Desaulniers

Route Location: Orient Bay

DRock area, 10 meters right of ‘Sundance’

Style: Trad

Route Name: Broken Toes

Grade: 5.8(?), 30 meters

Route Description: 

Start on a steep slope, follow the left arching crack to a small ledge 1/2 way up. Move up and right off the ledge on small but positive face holds. Gear in the second half is small and tricky but solid. First 15 meters is all jugs crack climbing with mega foot holds on a steep flat wall (5.7), then 15 meters of face climbing on small but really good holds (5.8ish). Rock quality is amazing.

F.A & F.F.A: Duncan Hutchison & Paul Desaulniers (done ground up onsight), May 2017

Gear: 1 of each BD #4 – #0.75, Doubles in small gear 0.5 to grey TCU (save the small stuff for the second half)

Photo(s): 

New Route - Broken Toes

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Containing a few amazing trad climbs and one 5 star bolted 12a, this crag is not for the beginner climber, but a seasoned veteran of both sport and trad looking to get off the beaten path. All of the routes all have bolted anchors to lower or rappel from, thus minimizing the amount of top erosion to the delicate sponge moss found in the Kama Bay region.

https://www.google.com/maps/@48.9920449,-88.020826,554m/data=!3m1!1e3

The link above is the wall. Park at the gate of the gravel pit off Hwy 17 and enter the pit. Gain the top of the gravel pit and follow it west along the tree line to the western, highest point of the pit. The trail from here is flagged with pink and red with black striped flagging tape into the woods straight to the crag. Follow the pink tape for a few minutes through small trees and scrub brush with a hard to see trail in the summer months. The trail will then gain the steep slope by going straight up for about 5 minutes (well cut and flagged) before a hard left to traverse across the slope heading west. Follow the flagging tape to a boulder field crossing it high to the top, then slightly downhill before heading back into the woods. Keep traversing west and slightly uphill until you see a fallen tree. Gain the tree to cross it lengthwise and you are almost there. From the end of the tree, head uphill trending left on unstable ground for another minute or two to arrive at the cliff. When you hit the cliff line, the route “100 Weight” is hard to see but will be on a red pillar directly above you. The rest of the developed climbs will all be located to your left from the trail.

Style: Sport

Route Name: 100 Weight

Grade: 5.10a, 15 meters

Route Description: 

Located where the approach trail first meets the cliff, look up and around a small birch tree on a broken pedestal of rock. Climb the right side of the pedestal via broken and dirty rock to the top where a slightly sloping ledge is used for the belay. A belay bolt can be used to protect an accidental fall from the ledge.

Situated on the face of a pillar, the red colored rock stands out and begs to be climbed. The pillar is the end game, but start the route above the belay bolt on the left wall for a move or two to gain the piller’s face holds. Clip the first bolt before committing to the face and off you go! Their isn’t really one defined crux, as the climbing is about the same for the whole way consisting of small crimps and using the arrete on the right as you see fit. The second bolt is the crux clip, so take care there to not risk a ground fall if you miss the clip, maybe climb past just a bit to the large, flat edge to clip at your torso, rather than clip above your head from a crimp below.

F.A & F.F.A: Jon Jugenheimer, Spring/Summer 2017

Gear: 6 bolts + 2 bolt rappel anchor

Photo(s): 

New Route - 100 Weight

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Trad

Route Name: Papyrus

Grade: 5.9, 30 meters

Route Description: 

The start is located just right of the “Paper Street Soap Company project” on a short slab with a perfect hand crack making the start. This two pitch climb looks wide, but it doesn’t climb wide. Start on a slab with a perfect hand crack that you wish would go on forever. But, since it doesn’t so you must climb the wider, dirty chimney above to a ledge on the far right to make a belay.

Pitch 2 crosses the dirt covered ledge and ascends the wide, right facing dihedral above. Climb the corner using face holds on either side for help to the top of the right wall of the dihedral. From the ledge, continue up and right into a loose chimney to exit the cliff onto the top to set a belay. Save a large cam or two for the belay on top of the cliff.

F.A & F.F.A: Carter Stritch & Jon Jugenheimer, Spring/Summer 2017

Gear: Cams of all sizes, with extra wide stuff! Extra #3, #4, and #5 would help protect the route and build an anchor on top.

Photo(s): 

New Route - Papyrus

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Trad

Route Name: The Paper Street Soap Company

Grade: 5.10+, 30 meters

Route Description: 

The start of this climb is by gaining a large block by either climbing the off-width chimney or the left arete of the block. It is located two meters left of the start of Papyrus. This line is currently an open project. I am adding it to the database for people to see more of what is available at the crag. It has been TR’d clean at 10+ and is awaiting its first lead.

A beautiful, thin corner to a thank-god sit down ledge at 1/2 height to rest up for the action above. Climb the corner above to a small roof, trend right and then up a dirty slot to to clip the chains. The route is 5 stars, but the finish brings it down one star.

F.A & F.F.A: Currently an Open Project

Gear: Basic trad rack with extra thin gear. RP’s and small wires are useful for the first 1/3 of the route, and basic hand size cams above. One #4 could be useful to get to the ledge, but is not necessary. Bolted anchor on top.

Photo(s): 

New Route - The Paper Street Soap Company

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Trad

Route Name: Birch Tree Crack

Grade: 5.9, 27 meters

Route Description: 

The start of this climb is by gaining a large block by either climbing the off-width chimney or the left arete of the block. It is located two meters left of the start of Papyrus. This line is currently an open project. I am adding it to the database for people to see more of what is available at the crag. It has been TR’d clean at 10+ and is awaiting its first lead.

A beautiful, thin corner to a thank-god sit down ledge at 1/2 height to rest up for the action above. Climb the corner above to a small roof, trend right and then up a dirty slot to to clip the chains. The route is 5 stars, but the finish brings it down one star.

F.A & F.F.A: Carter Stritch & Jon Jugenheimer, Spring/Summer 2017

Gear: Trad rack with extra wide gear. #4s and a #5 if I remember correctly were nice to have with.

Photo(s): 

New Route - Birch Tree Crack

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Trad

Route Name: Closed Project

Grade: 5.11a, 27 meters

Route Description: 

Two meters to the left of Birch tree crack in a right facing dihedral with a splitter finger crack in the corner. This line is currently a closed project waiting on the developer to lead it! I have added it here to document it and spike your interest to TR the line, but I ask that you please do not lead it. Carter put in a days + worth of work cleaning the line, installing top anchors and the three opening bolts to get you off the ground as there is no gear. As it is bound to become a crag classic, I ask you not to lead it and save the only closed route on the cliff for the developer. It is a steaming project to get off the ground and get established into the dihedral above. Once you climb past the last of the three bolts, a finger crack in the corner for your hands, and some fancy footwork below will get you to the top fighting the whole way.

F.A & F.F.A: Closed Project

Gear: Three bolts lead to finger and some hand size gear above.

Photo(s): 

New Route - Closed Project

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Trad

Route Name: Pulp Friction Project

Grade: 5.12a, 30 meters

Route Description: 

Start a meter right of Paper Mache. This line has been climbed on TR, but is waiting for it’s first lead and a grade confirmation before it can become reality. It is posted here for you to get after it!!!  Start just right of Paper Mache and left of the wet corner. Climb up the cracks and then traverse under the main roof with the crack above. Pull the roof and easier crack climbing awaits above to finish to the anchors.

F.A & F.F.A: Open Project

Gear: Standard trad rack.

Photo(s): 

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Trad

Route Name: Paper Mache

Grade: 5.10b, 30 meters

Route Description: 

When you get to the Paper Wall and want to put your pack down after the approach, this is right where you want to be. Turnaround, rack up and get after it! Just Left of the large roof, and behind the large pine tree awaits the classic moderate trad climb of the area. Paper Mache is a crack system that runs the entire length of the wall top to bottom with intermittent ledges and small corners to use along the way. A few side pulls, a few awesome jams and a crux not to high off the ground keeps it interesting all the way to the anchors high above!

F.A & F.F.A: Sean Foster, Spring/Summer 2017

Gear: Basic trad rack to fixed anchors at the top.

Photo(s): 

New Route - Paper Mache

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Sport

Route Name: Origami

Grade: 5.12a, 30 meters

Route Description: 

Left of Paper Mache. Find the black wall, find the bolts. look up and you are there. This incredible, amazing line was uncovered after multiple days of scrubbing and bolting over two trips to the wall in the spring of 2017.

When Sean came up from MSP for an inspiring attempt at the FA on the end of the second day of a three day trip, he fell at the clipping jug. While I was on belay, catching the fall, and hearing a FUCCCCKKKKKKKK!!!!!!! ring out across the lake it could have been heard all the way down to Minnesota’s “North Shore”. That being said, beverages were consumed around the camp fire that night, and a lighter third day was in order to bring the psyche and the send! With time running down before the drive home had to begin, and a light drizzle making it’s way across the bay to the west, Sean tightened his laces and off he went. It started to rain just as he clipped the anchors. The send was sweet, but I am sure returning home at 5am for a 8am work start was not the icing on the cake.

Start the line working a few ledges up a broken section of the rock to clip your first two bolts. Work the corner on the left into a hand jam or stay right at the 4th bolt, either way they both take you up to the large rest jug/rail almost at 1/2 height. Recover here to start the crux climbing. Work the right edge, simultaneous while working the left edge-compression is your friend-match left, find the largest right foot you can find to push off of, reach high and right to grab the money slot to make the crux clip. A few more similar moves will bring you up and to the final, but smaller rest of the route. Recover as best as you can for the final few clips before the chains. Up and right to a small finger pocket, to an undercling to the clipping hold wishing it would be just a little better than what it is, but realizing it’s good enough to bring you safely back to the ground post send. Congrats, you just sent Origami.

F.A & F.F.A: Sean Foster, Spring/Summer 2017

Gear: 12 bolts + 2 bolt rappel anchor

Photo(s): 

New Route - Origami

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Top Rope

Route Name: Angela’s Open Project

Grade: 5.11+

Route Description: 

Left of Origami on the same wall. Currently a TR project that is open. Left of Origami there are two striking cracks that run up the face to the left. Climb this system to the left corner of the face. Up the corner to a large undercling brings you to the possible crux….small edges for a few moves back up and slightly right to the top!

F.A & F.F.A: Open Project

Gear: Standard trad rack. no anchors installed, TR off trees. PLEASE respect the sponge moss on top of this route and do NOT walk on it.

Photo(s): 

New Route - Angela's Open Project

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Submitted by: Jon Jugenheimer

Route Location: Kama Bay

The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Refer to the location details in the ‘100 Weight’ route description above.

Style: Top Rope

Route Name: Toilet Paper (a.k.a TP)

Grade: 5.7+, 8 meters

Route Description: 

This is the farthest left climb found along the trail to gain the top access. It is easily found when looking for the amount of fresh large blocks on the ground directly below the route. It’s a bit of a bomb, but it is the easiest route on the wall.

F.A & F.F.A: Carter Stritch 7 Sean Foster, Spring/Summer 2017

Gear: light trad rack to a #2 or #3

Photo(s): 

New Route - Toilet Paper

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Submitted by: Aric Fishman

Route Location: Claghorn

Outward Bound wall, directly right of ‘Faith’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Airy Easy

Grade: 5.8, 25 meters

Route Description:

Begin by climbing straight up into the chimney and clip a bolt to your right before committing to transferring on to the right wall. Cruise on up to the top with one more fun crux sequence in between.

F.A: Unknown

F.F.A: Aric Fishman & Martin Dube, June 2017

Gear: 9 bolts + 2 bolt rappel anchor

Photo(s):

New Route - Airy Easy

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Submitted by: Aric Fishman

Route Location: Pass Lake

Dog Wall, about 5-10 meters to the left of ‘Hummingbird’

Style: Sport

Route Name: Izzy and the Fish

Grade: 5.7, 12 meters

Route Description:

A fun new moderate sport route that is well protected and really fun for the grade! Enjoy this pleasurable 8 bolt route equipped with a 2 bolt anchor on top. Climb up the easy start with good ledges under your feet and nice holds in your hands. Find your flow and cruise on up following the bolt line to the mini crux at the top. This route has great holds and fun moves throughout.

F.A: Aric Fishman & Isabelle Lemmee, March 2017

F.F.A: Aric Fishman & Andy Noga, March 2017

Gear: 8 bolts + 2 bolt anchor

Photo(s):

New Route - Izzy and the Fish

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