Elevation: 1,502 ft
GPS: 47.403, -91.164 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Hirsch on Nov 22, 2006
Admins: Kris Gorny, K Ice

Description

Minnesota's best bouldering spot is located here at the base of Sawmill Creek Dome. A very beautiful and secluded area with a high concentration of quality boulders in a relatively small area. The season here is very short, usually spring is good, and the fall is even better. You can plan on good conditions most of the time in late Sept and Oct, and if your lucky, Nov. A full day spent here will leave your finger pads extremely red and sore. The rock here looks and feels like granite, but is actually called Anorthosite. Even though development began in 2000, the tick list is continually being expanded. Potential especially lies in the double digit range.

Getting There

Coming from the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot: Hike west on County rd 6 til you get to the Superior Hiking Trail entrance on the left. Then you'll be hiking on this trail for about 2 miles until you reach the Picnic Rock fork, also called the Spur Trail. Follow this trail near the base of the dome for a few minutes, and it'll bring you to the main cluster of boulders.

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