Adventure Awaits.

We are Ontario's Oldest Rock and Ice Climbing School, but also offer many other Adventures. Started in 1981, we have developed most of the climbing areas between Minnesota and Michigan, along the coast of Lake Superior.

Superior Exploration, Adventure & Climbing Co. Ltd

We are Ontario’s Oldest Rock and Ice Climbing School, but also offer many other Adventures.
We are responsible for the Discovery-Development of many of the Rock and Ice Climbing Areas between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. We have also authored Rock and Ice Guidebooks to the areas that we have developed.

In the Batchawana Bay area we now have developed 22 separate Rock Climbing Areas.

This summer we are offering Cubing Adventures down the Chippewa River

Exploration (VLF)

We offer Mining Exploration Services on a global scale. Our experience ranges from North America to South America and beyond. We speak Spanish and have European as well as Canadian Citizenship.

Our latest Adventure is CUBING. Join us for a float down the Chippewa River. Trips are 30 min. 1.5 hours and 2.5 hours long

The 2024 Winter Ice Season Has Started

Use the form below to inquire about our activities

Guidebooks, Publications & Media

By Shaun Parent

Shaun Parent

Includes over 50 ice routes with maps and descriptions.

This compilation of ice climbs covers all the newly developed areas found in the Montreal River area. Areas covered include:

  • Tower Road
  • Ranwick Rock
  • Garshore Dome
  • Panama Wall
  • Ryall Wall
  • 10 Year After Wall

 

Cost: $20.00 CDN

Shaun Parent
Includes over 25 ice routes with maps and descriptions.

This compilation of ice climbs covers all the developed areas found on Cerro De Hielo. Areas covered include:

Discovery Wall
Wall of Deception
Transverse Mercator Wall
Aquafina Wall
Wall of Sinn
Wall of Shame
Wall of Sorrow

Cost: $20.00 CDN

Shaun Parent
Includes over 103 ice routes with maps and descriptions.

This compilation of ice climbs includes all the new climbs found along the Mile 38 Road. Areas covered include:

  • K-11
  • K-13 Area (All Levels)
  • K-17
  • K-18
  • K-22
  • K-34

Cost: $20.00 CDN

1st Edition – 2000

Available through Wilderness Supply in Thunder Bay.

Major Contributor: Shaun Parent
Includes 367 ice routs and over 200 photos.

This comprehensive reference work to the ice climbs of the Lake Superior region covers the entire Lake Superior region, both U.S. and Canadian sides. Areas covered include:

  • North Shore (MN)
  • Thunder Bay and outlying areas (ON)
  • Orient Bay – new routes (ON)
  • Kama Bay – new routes (ON)
  • Paradice (ON)Marathon (ON)
  • Agawa Canyon (ON)
  • Montreal River (ON)
  • Munising (MI)
  • Black River (MI)
  • Wyalusing (WI)
  • Lone Rock (WI)
  • Gov. Dodge (WI)
  • Starved Rock (IL)

Cost: $40.00 CDN

Available on line through Chessler Books

1st Edition – 1993

Shaun Parent
Includes 2-color tear-proof map.

Covers the ice climbing areas of Orient Bay, Kama Bay, and the Ice Station Superior. Over 150 routes in all ratings.

cost: $25.00 CDN

A must for all climbers heading into the canyon!

11″x17″ Illustrated Map – 2 Pages – By Shaun Parent.

New 2nd Edition Agawa Canyon Ice Climber’s Map – This four-colour map contains information on route descriptions and locations, thumbnails of selected routes, climb heights, camping spots, and information about taking the Algoma Central Railway from Sault Ste. Marie. contains all new routes as of December 2005, including the newly developed areas of Little Agawa and Only 17 Wall.

Size: Two Sheets – 11×17″ two-sided. Available through GRANITE PUBLISHING, Madison Wisconsin

Cost: $30.00 CDN

Only 50 in print, 20 remaining.

Each poster is numbered and initialed.

Cost: $40.00 CDN

1st Edition (SOLD OUT)

This rock climbing site is located in Montreal River Harbout and offers all levels of trad and sport climbing.

Copies are available at Chessler Books online.

Cost: $20.00 CDN

$25.00 by mail order from us. Also available at INSPARATION FLOAT CENTER in Sault Ste. Marie  or at the Chippewa River Restaurant and Store on highway 17, near Mile 38 Road.

Also available through Chessler Books (ONLINE) and Adventure Guide in Kitchener,Ontario

$25.00 by Mail, or Ontario Climbing. Also available at INSPARATION FLOAT CENTER

2012 – Rock Climbers Guide to Ranwick Rock and Keetes Bluff- 2nd Edition

2012 – Rock Climbers Guide to River Bend Rock

2006 – Main contributor – Thunder Bay Rock Climbing Guide (Second Edition)

2006 – Agawa Canyon Ice Climbing Map (Second Edition)

2004 – Rock Climbers Guide to Ranwick Rock/Keetes Bluff (First Edition)

2003 – Mile 38 Road Ice Climbing Guide (First Edition)

2003 – Main contributor – Thunder Bay Rock Climbing Guide (First edition)

2001 – Cerro De Hielo Ice Climbing Guide (First Edition)

2001 – Montreal River Harbor Ice Climbing Guide (First Edition)

2000 – Main contributor – Superior Ice (First Edition)

1999 – Agawa Canyon Ice Climbing Map (First Edition)

1993 – North of Superior, Orient Bay, Ice Climbers Guide (First Edition)

1990 – Preliminary Ice Guide to Agawa Canyon, Montreal River

1990 – North of Superior Climbing Route Cards: Mt. Helen, Pearl 1, Dorion Tower

1990 – Beginners Manual to Basic Rock Climbing (Second Edition)

1990 – A Guide to Rock Climbing Routes at the Scenic Bluffs of Thunder Bay (First Edition)

1987 – Climbers Guide to The Ice of Orient Bay Route Supplement

1986 – Climbers Guide to The Ice of Orient Bay (First Edition)

1984 – Climbing Guide to The Thunder Bay Area (Second Edition)

1983 – Climbing Guide to The Thunder Bay Area (First Edition)

1982 – Beginners Manual to Basic Rock Climbing (First Edition)

Upcoming Rock and Ice Guidebooks

New Guidebooks for 2024

Rock Climbing Guide to Riverbend Rock and Short But Sassy Wall (2nd Edition)

The second edition of the Riverbend Rock Guidebook will have many new routes added since 2012. Drone photos will show the rock route lines. 

In addition, there will be information on the Short But Sassy rock wall which lies 150 metres from Riverbend Rock on Mile 38 road.

Rock Climbers Guide to Ranwick Rock (2nd Edition)

Ranwick Rock has been a climbing area since 1999. This 3rd edition guidebook will feature more new climbs and drone images of the 4 main buttresses that are composed of solid crystalline granite.

Ice Climber’s Guide to Agawa Canyon (4th Edition)

Ice climbing started in Agawa Canyon in the mid 1980’s.

Shaun Parent has spent more than 350 days in the Canyon since 1986, developing 146 separate ice climbs.

The upcoming Guidebook will be the newest update to the previous 3 Agawa Guidebooks.

Night Ice Climbing

Night ice climbing events provide a unique and picturesque experience for climbers. We offer this experience to those that have completed our beginner Ice Climbing Course.

Night Climbing takes place at the Searchmont Ice Wall

Rock Climbing

In the summer of 2024 we will be releasing 2 new guidebooks. In 2023 we developed 4 new rock climbing sites. There are now 20 rock climbing areas 

A WALL

ALIEN WALL

COVENANT WALL

PROMETHEUS WALL

KUNDALINI WALL

COVID 19 WALL

JANES WALL LEFT

JANES WALL CENTRAL

JANES WALL RIGHT

SILVER BIRCH WALL

SHORT BUT SASSY WALL

RANWICK ROCK

KEETES BLUFF

KITTY WALL

JACKS WALL

SHAUNMANS WALL

B WALL

TINA’S WALL

JEFF’S WALL

SEYMOUR ROCK

TURKEY WALL

Ice Climbing

The area surrounding Batchawana Bay has all grades and lengths of ICE to CLIMB and learn on. We have the highest Multi Pitch ice climbs in the MIDWEST and MID CONTINENT.

Between Sault Ste. Marie and Agawa Canyon there are 600 ice climbs.

Join Shaun Parent, the discoverer and developer of most of the ICE CLIMBS for a great adventure.