Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you guys located?
We are north of Sault Ste. Marie in Batchawana Bay. Our office is on the Chippewa River near Mile 38 Road. It takes about 35 minutes to drive to Batchawana Bay from Sault Ste. Marie. You can fly to Sault Ste. Marie from Toronto.
How do I get there?
Fly to Sault Ste. Marie, we can pick you up and drop you off for a $100.00 FEE, or you can rent an ALL WHEEL DRIVE SUV.
What about Climbing Gear?
Don't worry if you do not have the technical gear. We supply all the technical gear. See our web site for equipment lists and rental costs. Bring your warm clothes and we supply the rest.
Do you guys sell gear?
We might have a few ice screws, but we do have webbing!
Where can we stay and what do we eat?
You have a few choices of where to stay. You can stay in Sault Ste. Marie and drive out for the courses or you can stay in Havilland Bay at McCauleys Motel. You can also stay at our CLIMBERS CHALET on our property.
There is a store in Havilland Bay. 10 minutes south
There is a restaurant in Havilland Bay as well as one in Harmony Beach.
Are the Ice Climbs difficult?
We have discovered over 600 ICE CLIMBS of all grades and difficulties, so don't worry: there is a climb for everyone. The beginner courses are hel at different sites." It offers all levels of climbing for the beginners to get to know the ice. There are harder climbs if that is what you want to do.
What about the Rock Climbing?
We take you out to several areas which we have developed along Mile 38 Road. Rock climbs range in difficulty from Grade 5.3 to 5.10 and heights can exceed 150 meters. Area has easy access and excellent views.
How long does a course last?
We guarantee that you will get lots of climbing while on our course. On average the beginners climb a minimum of 300 feet in the Ice Day Course. On other courses, we stay out until you have had enough climbing for the day.
Do you guys have Snowmachine Shuttles?
Yes, we have 2 snowmachines and 2 sleds to haul a total 3 climbers to climbing sites.
Guidebooks to the Rock and Ice Sites?
We have most if not all of the rock and ice climbing guides to the Lake Superior region. If you need Rock or Ice Beta we have it! We have compilation summaries of the rock climbing areas, and are working on the NEW guidebook to both rock and ice.