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Cascade River (North Shore)

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One major climb and sometimes a few other, much less impressive isce lines form off the south rim and gullies fo this gorge. North-facing routes and fun river exploring area.

Getting There 

1.5 miled noth of where the Cascade river crosses Highway 61, take County Road 7 inland fro several miles to CR45. Take CR45 leest and drive about 2.5 miles to parking lot on north side of the river crossing. If leading, walk downriver to climb(s). If TR'ing Cascade, walk up the road to a trail above the rim on the left side of the road (should be marked with a trail sign). Follow the trail to the top of the first major drainage gully you cross and set up your TR and rap.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.8 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Cascade Icefall   WI3-4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Cascade Icefall WI3-4  MN : * Ice and Mixed climbs : Cascade River (North Shore)
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By Josh Olson
From: Durango, CO
Aug 21, 2010
There is also some rock here in the warmer months. The bridge that crosses the river overlooks a very fun cathedral. Very steep, not going to be led without bolts I don't think. I got on four different lines, three of which were at least an .11, but I couldn't pull any of them. One of them went at maybe a .10b. Ticked that one but didn't have a camera, so I will let someone else take credit for it. All of the routes were around 30 feet tall.

Directly across from the cathedral is a strong face surrounded by choss, it went at about 5.8, maybe 5.9. Dirty and not something I would trust gear in.

There are also some short lines with deep water potential, but that water is freaking cold.

If you go southwest along the lake shore, there are at least ten boulder problems under v4. None of them are taller than 15 feet, but bouldering in the fog as Lake Superior crashes into the rocks is definitely an awesome experience.

So, if you are staying in Lutsen or Tofte with your family and only have a couple of hours, this is a place is worth exploring.
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