Duluth, Minnesota, is home to around 90,000 people, a small number of whom are climbers. With local climbing areas, boulders, urban ice, a public gym and three university gyms, plus a kick ass climbing shop and a number of fine pubs, Duluth is a great spot for northern living! In addition to climbing, skiing, trail running, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking and more abound! Within driving distance are the North Shore climbing areas, Sandstone, Taylor's Falls, Redwing, Thunderbay, Nipigon and more!
Get gear and beta at W-Trek Outfitters or Vertical Endeavors and ask at either place about the Duluth Climbing Club. Get beer at Fitger's Brewhouse, Sir Ben's, Burrito Union or Carmody's Irish Pub. Get food at Fitger's Brewhouse, Burrito Union, Hacienda Del Sol or Pizza Luce.
Look at a map of Minnesota. We are the big black dot at the tip of the bay on lake Superior!
Located in a nook that sees no winter sun, the ice is generally hard, brittle and thin! There are two obvious lines here. Pictured is the right hand line. Solid WI5 on a thin pencil of ice to a roof. Screws are hard to get, so unless you are stout TR this....[more]Browse More Classics in MN