Elevation: 1,391 ft
GPS: 47.383, -91.192 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: nodin on Apr 5, 2006
Admins: Kris Gorny, K Ice
Access Issue: Temporary Peregrine Falcon access restrictions Details

Description

Climbing at Palisade Head with Shovel Point in the background. Poseidon Adventure, Henning Boldt and Kate Muehling. Sept 08, '09.
Tettegouche is the crown jewel of Minnesota climbing. Palisade Head boasts 100 or so climbs with potential for more and Shovel Point holds dozens of climbs. Dramatically positioned over Lake Superior, both areas carry an air of seriousness not found at other Minnesota crags. All climbs must be rapped in to lead or top-roped from above.

There is a strict no-chalk ethic in the area and nailing and bolting is not allowed. That being said, you will occassionally find people using chalk here and you will find old in-situ pins as well as old (and not so old) bolts on some climbs. A free permit to climb is required by the state park and can be picked up during business hours at the park headquarters. Some people get passionate about the chalk debate.

Both areas are good places to wear helmets as tourists abound. Be nice to them and hopefully they'll be nice to us.

Getting There

Just north of Silver Bay and about 60 Miles north of Duluth on Highway 61. It's pretty hard to miss the sign for Tettegouche.

102 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tettegouche SP (North Shore)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 60
The Great Yawn
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 83
Quetico Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 109
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Faeries
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 89
Danger High Voltage
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
Superior Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 107
Phantom Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 112
Bluebells
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 61
Mack the Knife
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 43
Laceration Jam
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Scars and Tripes Forever
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 79
Rapprochement
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 66
Urge to Mate
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 53
Hidden Treasure
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 51
Don't bring a knife to a gun fig…
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 51
Poseidon Adventure
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Great Yawn Shovel Point
 60
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Quetico Crack Palisade Head
 83
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fae… Shovel Point
 109
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Danger High Voltage Palisade Head
 89
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Superior Crack Palisade Head
 76
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Phantom Crack Palisade Head
 107
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Bluebells Palisade Head
 112
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Mack the Knife Palisade Head
 61
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Laceration Jam Palisade Head
 43
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Scars and Tripes Forever Palisade Head
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Rapprochement Palisade Head
 79
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Urge to Mate Palisade Head
 66
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Hidden Treasure Palisade Head
 53
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Don't bring a knife to a gu… Palisade Head
 51
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Poseidon Adventure Palisade Head
 51
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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