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Areas in Duluth Bouldering

Avery Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Billboards Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Brewer's Park 1 / 1 / 1 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Casket Quarry boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Duluth Heights (Arlington Soccer Fields) 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Ely's Peak Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 33 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 33
Enger Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
First Street Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Fox's Den, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Hartley 0 / 0 / 1 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Hawks Ridge 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
High Anxiety Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
LSC 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lincoln Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lisa's Slabs 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Little Foxx Canyon 12 / 2 / 6 / 81 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 95
Magney-Snively nature center 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Piedmont Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Piedmont roadside boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Postpartum Wall 0 / 0 / 2 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Sanctuary 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Shit Hole, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
South Hartley Riverside 1 / 0 / 1 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Spirit Mountain boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Tiger Blood 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 1,427 ft
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Description

Duluth, Minnesota, is home to around 90,000 people, a small number of whom are climbers. With local climbing areas, boulders, urban ice, a public gym and three university gyms, plus a kick ass climbing shop and a number of fine pubs, Duluth is a great spot for northern living!
In addition to climbing, skiing, trail running, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking and more abound!
Within driving distance are the North Shore climbing areas, Sandstone, Taylor's Falls, Redwing, Thunderbay, Nipigon and more!

Get gear and beta at Vertical Endeavors. Get beer at Fitger's Brewhouse, Sir Ben's, or Carmody's Irish Pub. Get food at Burrito Union or Pizza Luce.

Getting There

Look at a map of Minnesota. We are the big black dot at the tip of the bay on lake Superior!

312 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Duluth Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 10
Double Rainbow
Boulder
V2+ 5+ PG13
 5
The Blue Jaguar
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 6
PH Balance
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 9
Hobo Arêté
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 16
XMen
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 3
Where Lovers Lay
Boulder
V4 6B
 10
Tree Hugger
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 10
Friction Fighter
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Fancy Dancer
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Return of the Nephilim
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
Scott's Knee
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
Skittle Phlegm
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
Remember The Fallen
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Smack My Ass And Call Me Sally
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
Brewer's Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Double Rainbow Ely's Peak Boul… > Bluff Boulder
 10
V2 5+ Boulder
The Blue Jaguar Little Foxx Canyon > N Little Foxx
 5
V2+ 5+ PG13 Boulder
PH Balance Little Foxx Canyon > N Little Foxx
 6
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Hobo Arêté Ely's Peak Boul… > ALC (Alternative Livi…
 9
V2+ 5+ Boulder
XMen Piedmont roadsi… > Lower Wall
 16
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Where Lovers Lay Enger Park
 3
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Tree Hugger Little Foxx Canyon > S Little Foxx > Tree Boulder
 10
V4 6B Boulder
Friction Fighter Little Foxx Canyon > N Little Foxx
 10
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Fancy Dancer Spirit Mtn boul… > Porcupine Crag > Rd Weary wall
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Return of the Nephilim Little Foxx Canyon > N Little Foxx
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Scott's Knee Ely's Peak Boul… > ALC (Alternative Livi…
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
Skittle Phlegm Little Foxx Canyon > Little Foxx
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Remember The Fallen Little Foxx Canyon > Little Foxx
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Smack My Ass And Call Me Sally Little Foxx Canyon > Little Foxx
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Brewer's Arete Brewer's Park
 3
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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Justin Edberg
duluth mn
Justin Edberg   duluth mn
Alot of people have been climbing in places that are closed please don;t climb in these areas, we have plenty of GREAT rock, and you give climbers a bad name. Sep 21, 2008
nodin
Duluth, MN
nodin   Duluth, MN
I second Justin's comment. Plenty of local climbing does not involve trespassing or topping out on people's decks. Stick to what is legit, please... Sep 23, 2008
chris deulen
Castle Rock
chris deulen   Castle Rock
Duluth: More climbing than France! Oct 6, 2008
Due to the development of many new climbs this summer in the Duluth area (about 60 new climbs in Little Fox Canyon, Postpartum Wall, and the Piedmont roadside boulders alone), there has been some concern expressed about the quality and/or difficulty gradings on some of these boulder problems. Due to the fact that they're so new, many of these new routes have seen only one or two ascents, and we all want to make sure that as we post these climbs, they are honest and accurate. Is Duluth worthy of a 4-star climb? Are these gradings consistent with other bouldering areas around the state, around the country?

I think the great thing about having tools like this website is the fact that gradings are open to critique and change. My hope is that as many people as possible will get out to see some of these areas for themselves and make their opinions known. The more critique the better. So, enjoy, and let us know what you think! Oct 19, 2008
nodin
Duluth, MN
nodin   Duluth, MN
Agreed! And a HUGE thanks to everyone who has put in time, blood sweat and tears to make Duluth a better place to climb!
We have a good stack of the topo maps that Chris Harkness made up down at W-Trek...come get one! Oct 21, 2008
Andy Golz
Duluth, MN
Andy Golz   Duluth, MN
Has anyone tried to clean up any climbs at Split Rock SP? Mar 6, 2009
nodin
Duluth, MN
nodin   Duluth, MN
Split Rock is closed to climbing (at least the cliff propper is). Some of the boulders in the camp ground look promising and there are a few out croppings along the trail. Haven't asked about those as the Split Rock policy seems all encompassing. Mar 7, 2009
Muns  
Hey i'm just starting out. Wondering if someone with some time could through up some clearer directions on the stuff at Hartley nature. When the snow leaves i'll go explore and probably find'em but if you'd be so kind, help me out haha. Mar 8, 2009
BIATHLON
Duluth Mn
BIATHLON   Duluth Mn
Muns drop me an e-mail and I can give you directions right from your place to both areas. Mar 12, 2009
Peter Dodge
Duluth, MN
Peter Dodge   Duluth, MN
Peter's Guide to Duluth Bouldering is on sale! Only $15. Stop by Vertical Endeavors in Canal Park to buy a copy. It has over 350 routes with descriptions, pictures, and maps. Dec 10, 2011
BIATHLON
Duluth Mn
BIATHLON   Duluth Mn
Pete did a great job on this and putting a lot of great pictures. People should support all the work he put into this and buy a copy. Dec 21, 2011
Here's a short video featuring climbing at Whoopee Wall and Ely's Peak - Urban Climbing in Duluth, Minnesota Nov 28, 2012
Yo peeps! I'm going to be killing off my Climb Duluth site very soon and putting all kinds of energy into updating MP to have all kinds of pics/maps/guides/etc over the 2018 year. There is a LOT of information that is not on here, so with a little time and energy, I hope to change that so you can all be better informed on all of the rock options we have. Stay tuned, and watch for constant updates, including a new crag I'm developing... ;) Jan 5, 2018
Yaa thank you! Feb 1, 2018
If anyone is wanting a copy of the old guidebook "Duluth's Urban Cragger" or the newer guide "Peter's Guide to Duluth Bouldering" just shoot me an email at climbduluth@gmail.com. Mar 30, 2018

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