Cerro de Hielo
Ice Station Superior
North Shore MN
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Black River Area
Crag: Black River
Rating: WI4, 20m
Crystal Chanderlier is the large, impressive route that is directly across the river from the main stairway that comes down to the river bottom. It usually forms as a difficult clump of semi-welded candles, making it harder than it looks to climb.
Access to the climb is across the river, so these routes are usually done in January or later in the winter.
BEWARE: The river is treacherous and fast-moving. Many climbers have taken an unwanted swim when the ice gave way.
First Ascent: unknown
Report by: Eric Landmann