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A great anorthosite crag with several good climbs and the highest concentration of good bouldering in Minnesota! All climbs can be easily top roped and most are good leads...well worth the hike!

Getting There 

Three miles south on the Superior Hiking Trail from the parking lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 19.3 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sawmill Creek Dome:
Afghanistan Bananastand   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Rocks
Birch Flakes   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Rocks
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Featured Route For Sawmill Creek Dome

A Farewell to Arms 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : ... : West Section
THE classic hard route at Sawmill. Take the left shallow corner up to the small trees and go up the crack/ flake in the roof. At the roof, suck it up and go for it. Strenuous!...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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By Kelson Thomas
Sep 14, 2014
Camped at Sawmill Friday the 12th through Sunday the 14th, there was a wicked storm in the early hours of Sunday morning and on the hike out there was a medium-sized evergreen freshly down over the climber's access trail, about halfway between the picnic area and the SHT junction. I had to make my way uphill to get around it, would have tried at least clearing the branches but there was only one of me and I had my crash pad and all my camping gear.
From: Duluth Mn
Apr 14, 2011
Thanks for the condition report. I was thinking about heading up there tomorrow but might have to stay around Duluth.
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