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
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.
February 13th Conditions
Cold Weather is back. All climbs are in and growing.
Mile 38 is open for 35 kilometers . Climbs at K-13 are thin. Pillars at K-17 are climbable. Gullies can be climbed. The grader has opened up the parking sites at KM.13.5 and Km.17.
DO NOT DRIVE MILE 38 ROAD IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A RADIO with TRUCK TO TRUCK FREQUENCY
The trail to Cerro De Hielo is marked with flagging and paint at Km. 10.2. Ice is forming. Parking just beyond the bridge at Km.9. Beware of logging trucks.
Ice at Montreal River is forming. Park on the MCKAY ROAD to Access Climbs up the highway on right and left side.
CHECK OUT some of our new 2024 Trips in our ICE CLIMBING PAGE
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:
Cost: $20.00 CDN
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:
Wall of Deception
Transverse Mercator Wall
Wall of Sinn
Wall of Shame
Wall of Sorrow
Cost: $20.00 CDN
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:
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:
Cost: $40.00 CDN
Available on line through Chessler Books
1st Edition – 1993
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)
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 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
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
COVID 19 WALL
JANES WALL LEFT
JANES WALL CENTRAL
JANES WALL RIGHT
SILVER BIRCH WALL
SHORT BUT SASSY WALL
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.