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Description

A small cliff band running down into the water of Bethel Lake, near Laurentian University. Generally quite steep to overhanging.

8 or so climbs, 5.6-5.11+, 7-12m.

Generally bolted anchors on top for TRing, for some of the wet starts, either lower down the climb, or wade to the start if you don't mind wet shoes.

More information may be available from: http://www.sudburyclimbing.com/bethellake.html

Access issues inherited from Ontario

In the more populated areas of Ontario, especially southern and south-western Ontario (within a few hours drive of Toronto) access is often complicated, with many cliffs closed to climbing. The Ontario Alliance of Climbers (OAC) monitors this, and negotiates for access to cliffs, or to avoid closures. They maintain a crag status list at: https://www.ontarioallianceofclimbers.ca/crag-status/

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry also maintains an online crown land use policy atlas. This can often be used to determine the ownership status of the land on which a cliff is located in Ontario. It can be found at: http://www.giscoeapp.lrc.gov.on.ca/web/MNR/NHLUPS/CLUPA/Viewer/Viewer.html .

Approach

Park about half way along South Bay Road, then walk eastwards towards the lake.

Routes

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the left most route over the water

4 bolts. climb up to the overhanging chunk of rock, pull some difficult moves up to a good ledge and continue up through easier climbing. Varitaon 12a — start traversing from shore, and work your way into the route. Difficulty varies depending on water level, with higher water level turns into a pump fest pulling through to the second bolt.

3 bolts. Climb up fairly big moves between good ledges, then work up some crimpy holds to the top. Don’t bail out right to maintain the difficulty.

3 bolts. Start up what seems like an easy climb, unƟl the first move, get stumped for a few minutes then conƟnue up. No maƩer how many Ɵmes I do this route, at the start of the season I always forget the first few moves, and it becomes far harder than it should be.

Start up into the corner and try an reach the big triangular jug, then climb up the corner to the top. Beginners usually end up geƫng terrible advice on how to get up this route, as everybody climbs this route very differently.

Climb up the crack on the right, mostly good protecton for leading

The farthest right route, its short and bouldery

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