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|Type: ||Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 35 feet|
|Consensus: ||WI3 [details]|
|FA: ||Bill Rusk & Corey McBride 12/13/08|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Submitted By: ||Bill Rusk on Dec 13, 2008|
I didn't really feel like running it out that day....
Crux would be at the beginning with short vertical section. Solid ice from Lake Superior up the gully until you get to the forest above.
This route is visible from Hwy 61. It is on the south side of Palisade Head. It flows from a shaded gully about 40 feet up from Lake Superior. It is approachable from the top or across the ice if the lake is frozen. Please ask for access from the church (the route is on their property, it is NOT owned by the State Park), also please obtain permission to approach from the beach. Landowners are very friendly, but please ask to maintain a good relationship.
Corey and Bill starting from the lake. The hanging...
We were lucky enough to have Dave Costello take so...
Bill Rusk on the first ascent of Danger Blanket. ...
BETA PHOTO: Carter Stritch setting up the belay on Danger Blan...
|Comments on Danger Blanket
|By Rich Mather|
Dec 15, 2008
That's awesome guys, ice climbing at Palisade Head! Thanks for the post and the heads up on the access issues!
From: Duluth, MN
Dec 16, 2008
Very cool! Good on you, man!
Mar 20, 2012
has this had a second ascent?
|By Bill Rusk|
From: Duluth, MN
Mar 29, 2012
There is a possibility that this was climbed before Corey and I. At the time of our ascent I asked around and no one said they had heard of anyone getting on it. But after talking to Rick Kollath it sounds like he may have made the true FA, but he could not remember when exactly he climbed it. Any who, it is fun when it is in, and the next time the lake if frozen enough to approach from the shore. I'll be there.
|By Evan Johnson|
From: Prior Lake, MN
Feb 25, 2013
There's a massive log on the right side of this route now. There's some other climbs that are a little better nearby too. Just to the climber's left of Danger Blanket is a really cool formation, it is separated by an arÍte. We have climbed some other stuff further out too.