Cerro de Hielo
Ice Station Superior
North Shore MN
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Orient Bay Area
Crag: Orient Bay
Rating: WI5, 75m
Classic corner/chimney is an area testpiece. It forms most years, but is never overly-generous. Can be climbed in one pitch with a 60m rope.
Pitch 1: (WI5, 50m) Begin in the icycorner and climb continuously technical, brittle ice to a small rock ledge on the right side. Save screws for the belay.
Pitch 2: (WI4, 20m) Climb your choice of the ice pillars that drape the vertical wall above.
Descent: Rappel Eveil des Sens, which is the climb immediately to the right.
First Ascent: M. Dahlberg, L. Saroka, S. Arneson, M. Quigley, 1985
Report by: Shaun Parent