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Whopee Wall Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: nodin on Jul 5, 2007
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Whopee Wall is generally the first place people climb in Duluth if they only have half an hour and don't like the idea of an approach. Literally on the side of the street, there are about 25 climbs here from 5.4 to 5.11 - including some Duluth classics. Everything here is in the 20 to 35 foot range and could more accuately be called highball bouldering. Watch out for the glass and bums and ignore the spray paint that says 'no climbing'.
UMD, St. Scolastica and other organizations use Whopee Wall for classes and outings and the local AMGA cert. test is held here.
Plenty of cracks on top for TR and a few lines to lead...

Getting There 

Found at the corner of First St. West and Piedmont Ave. You can see this from I35 and Superior St. Park on First St.

Climbing Season

For the Duluth Rock Climbs area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

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


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Slappy pull up 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  MN : Duluth Area (Rock and Ice) : ... : Whopee Wall
The start is about 4 feet east of the crack on the 1st St side, start on the featureless bulge, scramble up the midsection and then pull through the overhang. The crux is definitely the first few moves...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

Photos of Whopee Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Whopee Wall - First St. Side
BETA PHOTO: Whopee Wall - First St. Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning up garbage at Whopee
Cleaning up garbage at Whopee
Rock Climbing Photo: The West side of Whopee. Many toproping possibilti...
The West side of Whopee. Many toproping possibilti...
Rock Climbing Photo: S. Haraldson Rapping the Wall of Whopee
S. Haraldson Rapping the Wall of Whopee
Rock Climbing Photo: Whopee Wall is a great place to teach toprope set-...
BETA PHOTO: Whopee Wall is a great place to teach toprope set-...
Rock Climbing Photo: Spring Time at Whopee.
BETA PHOTO: Spring Time at Whopee.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on a 5.8 (don't know which one) on Whopee.
Me on a 5.8 (don't know which one) on Whopee.
Rock Climbing Photo: the north side. fun for an hour or so.
the north side. fun for an hour or so.

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By Lucas Kramer 1
Jul 8, 2015
The Duluth Climbers Coalition is actively seeking information about the bolts placed sometime in the month at Whoopee wall. (June/July of 2015) If you have any information about who placed them, please contact me at lkramer@d.umn.edu

Information about these bolts could potentially be pivotal in future access to the area.

Thanks!

  • Update: The bolts have since been removed but no further information about them has come up. If you have any information about who placed the bolts, please contact me at lucasmkramer@gmail.com.

Thanks again!

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