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Submitted By: nodin on Apr 12, 2006
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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

63 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sawmill Creek Dome:
Warm-Up Slab   V0-1 4+     Boulder   Picnic Rock
Easy Crack   V2 5+     Boulder   Picnic Rock
The Prow   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Picnic Rock
Vag Badger   V4 6B     Boulder   Picnic Rock
Poppy Cock   V4 6B     Boulder   Picnic Rock
Absolution   V5 6C PG13     Boulder   Picnic Rock
IPOD Army   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Picnic Rock
Umberger Helper   V5 6C     Boulder   Picnic Rock
Betty's Pie   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 12'   Picnic Rock
Lukewarm Persistance   V7 7A+     Boulder   Picnic Rock
My Stereo   V7 7A+     Boulder   Picnic Rock
Jaws   V7 7A+     Boulder   Picnic Rock
Sticky Icky   V7 7A+     Boulder   Picnic Rock
Payback   V7 7A+     Boulder   Picnic Rock
Counselor Moon   V7+ 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Picnic Rock
The Woodpecker    V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Picnic Rock
The Juggernaut   V9-10 7C+     Boulder   Picnic Rock
The Exodus   V10-11 8A     Boulder   Picnic Rock
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
Fun moves. <br />photo: B. Fellenz

The Woodpecker V8 7B  MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : ... : Picnic Rock
Start right hand pinch edge, left hand undercling. Establish on boulder and make big move to large edge, continue upSmall holds and pods to the Scary finish. A full value boulder problem. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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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.

By nicros fivten
3 days ago

Bold TextI looking for a large mad rock that was at sawmill in July. I twisted my ankle and had to leave it and came back to find it missing. Please message me if you have it and I'll pick it up.