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Crimpy Face Crag 


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Submitted By: nodin on Nov 28, 2007
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Description 

Hardly worth note, this is a grouping of rocks glued to the concrete bridge where Chester Creek flows into Lake Superior. Not sure who actually did the work, but it's a fun little diversion and do-able by headlamp.

Room for about 4 ropes and all the routes follow crimpy little lake stones glued to the face.


Getting There 

Follow the tunnel under the bridge from the lake shore...
Do not rap in from the rose garden as this is illegal (but great fun!)


Climbing Season


1 Total Routes


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Featured Route For Crimpy Face Crag

Crimpy Lake Stone Suprise 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  MN : Duluth Rock (Duluth) : Crimpy Face Crag
This covers all of the current "routes" in this area. All follow crimpy lake stones with not much variation. A dihedral route is possible, as is mantling on a small ledge and pulling some sick roof moves in the tunnel. All are pretty fun...all can be slimey...but nonetheless, get out there and get on it...someone put a lot of work into this!...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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There are four sets of rusty chains atop the climbs.  A number of experienced climbers have recommended bringing your own equipment for use as top anchors.
BETA PHOTO: There are four sets of rusty chains atop the climb...
An overall shot of most all the holds (minus the holds on the roof of the tunnel).
BETA PHOTO: An overall shot of most all the holds (minus the h...
A close-up of one of the holds showing the typical technique used to secure the rock to the wall.
BETA PHOTO: A close-up of one of the holds showing the typical...
Another feature is the roof.  Note the uber-rad-crux-handle hold.
BETA PHOTO: Another feature is the roof. Note the uber-rad-cr...
Left side of crimpy face wall...
Left side of crimpy face wall...
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By nodin
From: Duluth, MN
Nov 28, 2007

Do you know who did the work here??? Let us know!