Mt. Helen Mostly Trad climbing12 routes in cliff
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Mt. Helen is a 70m tall gneiss slab just off highway 11 about 2km north of where highway 11 and 17 split (the split is just east of Nipigon).
Mt Helen offers good beginner to intermediate multi-pitch climbing on generally solid rock, with a mix of trad and sport.
The cliff is generally fairly easy to spot from the highway -- the vertical white streaks of the cleaned upper routes are visible and characteristic.
Access issues inherited from Thunder Bay
Varies from crag to crag.
Park on the side of highway 11, pulling as far off as you can -- lots of trucks pass along this section, often travelling quite quickly.
Look for the fairly obvious, usually flagged, trail heading up. This climbs up a short (50m) way to the base of the cliff, arriving at the start of "Bowels in Transit".
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