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Description 

A sweet climbing area with lots of bouldering and a handfull of roped climbs. All roped climbs here have been established on lead, though some were cleaned prior to climbing. Climbs are up to 50 feet on Little Foxx and 40 feet on Foxx Rocks.
If you head out and bag an FA or are not sure, contact Nodin at W-Trek Outfitters, Adam Van Stratten (Biathlon) or Chris Duelen on here so that we can keep track. Actual trails are being established so please follow them (unless scouting new rocks).

Update: There is a new mountain bike trail circling around the bottom of Foxx Rocks. Use this trail for hiking as well but listen for bikers and get out of the way if they are coming...
Also, a few sport routes are coming to the Foxx Rocks within the next few months...

Getting There 

Take 40th Ave west to Skyline and continue up Haines Road for a few hundred yards. Park in the Superior Hiking Trail pull off. Foxx Rocks is on the right hand side (north) and cannot be seen from the road except during winter. Little Foxx is on the left (south side) and can be seen easily (it looks bigger than it is...)

Alternately, park at the upper intersection of Haines Road and Skyline and hop the metal guard rail on the Little Foxx side to access the trails to South Little Fox.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.7 miles from here

95 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',14],['V2-3',39],['V4-5',21],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Foxx Canyon:
PH Balance   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 8'   North Little Foxx
The Blue Jaguar   V2+ 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   North Little Foxx
Friction Fighter   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 20'   North Little Foxx
In The Zone   V4 6B     Boulder   South Little Foxx : The Whatever Wall
Tree Hugger   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   South Little Foxx : The Tree Boulder
Return of the Nephilim   V5 6C     Boulder, 8'   North Little Foxx
The Bipolar Traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 25'   South Little Foxx : The Depression Wall
Skittle Phlegm   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 30'   Little Foxx
Remember The Fallen   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 45'   Little Foxx
Pandora' Box   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, TR, 40'   Foxx Rocks
Smack My Ass And Call Me Sally   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 35'   Little Foxx
Grandma Bubbles   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     Trad, TR, 40'   Foxx Rocks
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Featured Route For Little Foxx Canyon
PH Balance

PH Balance V2+ 5+  MN : Duluth Rock (Duluth) : ... : North Little Foxx
Sloper route! sit start on two side pulls in midle/right side of face. bump longer sidepull up from start then move into the slopy top out. For duluth, I think this is really fun....[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

Photos of Little Foxx Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Fox Face at the Foxx Rocks
BETA PHOTO: Fox Face at the Foxx Rocks
Bouldering Potential 1 (This was early spring...it...
BETA PHOTO: Bouldering Potential 1 (This was early spring...it...
North Little Fox Bouldering Topo
BETA PHOTO: North Little Fox Bouldering Topo
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BETA PHOTO: More potential...
Skyline area Bouldering/climbing spots.
Skyline area Bouldering/climbing spots.
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BETA PHOTO: Still more potential
Little Fox Canyon and Fox Rocks
BETA PHOTO: Little Fox Canyon and Fox Rocks
John Beaton attempting Blow Pop
John Beaton attempting Blow Pop

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By nickaretz
From: Denver, CO
Sep 12, 2007
There is a boulder about 15-20 feet high with two finger cracks going up the middle. I sent the left one on top rope and I bouldered the under cling heading out right. The finger crack on the right still has not been done. There is also a travers that we did about 50 yards down hill from there. If any one wants me to show what routes I am talking about I would be happy to.

These problems are on the Little Foxx side.
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Jul 25, 2008
I think I know what you're talking about. Please contact me and we can sort out the details. Thanks!
By nodin
From: Duluth, MN
Jul 27, 2008
As this area continues to be developed, please keep myself, Chris Duelen and Adam Van Stratten updated if you send a new route or break an old one...thanks!
By chris harkness
Oct 3, 2008
Climbing trails are now marked clearly with pink flagging.
By BIATHLON
From: Duluth Mn
Nov 7, 2008
A 40 min. video of the bouldering in North and South Little Foxx and other skyline areas is available for free at W-Trek. Much thanks to Rich for all the work he did on it!
By Blake Allen Green
Jul 17, 2011
I was at little foxx a bit this weekend. We had a great time even with the short amount of daylight we had! A quick note, on the more detailed hand drawn topo, the trail that's shown closer to skyline road is a deer trail that is minimal at best, and approaching from the other side is significantly easier if you plan to climb on the cliff with skittle phlem, especially. The anchors on skittle phlem are a little offset for TR, but extended enough they'll still work out well. Also, nickaretz mentioned that finger crack above, anyone know if it's been sent yet? I played around on it a bit and it's definitely pretty stout.