- Avg. Height: 20m
- Style: Trad,Top Rope and Sport
- Ascents: 4
Mount Doom probably is the most extensive climbing in the city of Sudbury. It is gneiss mostly covered with a black patina, from the sulfur dioxide pollution of yesteryear. It is located near the corner of Elm Street and Big Nickel Mine drive. Routes range from 15m-25m, with some bouldering along the left edge as the cliff drops in height.
Top of cliff access is easy up the (climber's) right side, and there are a few bolted anchors up top for setting top-ropes. Other climbs may require trad anchors, are there a good number of deep cracks up top suitable for these, too.
The name comes from the black rock, which you approach across a marsh, with a chimney belching smoke and industrial operations in the background.
The cliff is obvious and visible from the road.
More information may be available from: http://www.sudburyclimbing.com/mtdoom.html , which includes a bit of a route guide, but no names for any of the routes. I've arbitrarily given the routes names here, just so that this description isn't full of "unamed route 1", etc.
Park on the side of Elm St/Highway 35 about half way between Big Nickel Mine Dr and Lasalle blvd. Hike down the embankment and across the marsh/swamp. (Unless late in a dry summer, this will likely be wet to very wet.) There is a bit of a stepping stone trail across, but it can be tricky to find, especially when aproaching the cliff.
- Descent Notes:
Walk off skiers left.