Carlton Peak Rock Climbing
The West face in the morning light.
This area is included in a strict no chalk ethic. The rock is anorthosite, very strong, but also very abrasive, I'd recommend bringing some old carpet to pad anchor set-ups and protect your rope. This is a top-rope or trad-lead crag. No bolts. None of these climbs have names, just numbers. Some of this information is adapted from the Minnesota and Wisconsin Falcon Guide, thanks to the author Mike Farris.
To get there, get to Tofte and turn North onto Cook County Road 2 and follow signs to the Britton Peak parking lot, which is about 2.5 miles from HWY-61. Park in the lot and make the 30mn hike on boardwalks up to Carlton Peak. The trail will take you to the West Face.
Trail map for Carlton Peak can be found here
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Weather station 27.8 miles from here
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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
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BETA PHOTO: View of Carlton Peak from the Superior Hiking Trai...
BETA PHOTO: Part of west face at Carlton Peak. We backed off f...
By Sam Daley
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 11, 2011
Way more information is needed for this area.
By Paul Getzke
From: Bloomington, mn
Jun 18, 2012
Carlton Peak is a very fun place to climb....I'm also surprised there is not more route information available. Dave Pagel's North Shore guides are the most useful at this point, if you can find one. As far as bouldering, there are problems to be found along the base of the main cliff line. There are also several big blocks down the hill in the woods, but most of them landed the wrong way and are not very climbable. The one exception is a huge boulder sitting below the cliff that you will find if you continue down the Superior Hiking Trail for a very short distance. The boulder has a bunch of fun problems including a great moderate crack problem that is just high enough to be spicy. This is no Sawmill Creek, but it's worth a stop if you are in the area.