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Elevation: 1,141 ft 348 m
GPS: 46.78323, -92.11868
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Duluth, Minnesota, is home to around 90,000 people, a small number of whom are climbers. With dozens of local climbing areas, boulders, urban ice, a public gym, bouldering co-op, three university gyms, and a number of fine pubs, Duluth is a great spot for northern living! To quote Peter Dodge from the intro to his bouldering guidebook; "Bouldering in Duluth, Minnesota is the epitome of 'Urban Climbing.' In no other mid-western city can you find amazing boulders right off the side of the road- within city limits. Do you prefer having your approaches longer than a two second walk? If so, Duluth is also home to much more "rustic" bouldering crags, whose approaches wind through dense forests or along rushing streams."   

Within easy driving distance are the climbing areas of Palisade Head, Shovel Point, Sawmill Creek Dome, Carlton Peak, Sandstone, Taylor's Falls, Redwing, Thunderbay, Nipigon and more!

For gear needs, Vertical Endeavors in Canal Park is your best option.

Local Climbing Gyms:

Local Climbing Advocacy Group

Duluth Guidebook Info

  • The files for the old Urban Cragger and Pete's Guide to Duluth Bouldering can be found on the Duluth Climbers Coalition website here.

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

509 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Duluth Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5 M5
 13
I) The Chimney
Sport, TR, Mixed, Ice
M7-
 16
E) Deer Bait
Sport, Mixed
M6-7
 11
L) Martini
Sport, Mixed
M8
 6
Ledaig'er
TR, Mixed
M8+
 8
J) Shaken, Not Stirred
Sport, Mixed
V0-1 4+
 9
Porcupine Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 31
Double Rainbow
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 17
XMen
Boulder
V3- 6A
 9
Lady Fingers
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 13
Friction Fighter
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
Fancy Dancer
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 11
Chump Unknown
Boulder
V6 7A
 6
The Bipolar Traverse
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Scott's Knee
Boulder
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Black Feather
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
I) The Chimney Casket Quarry (ICE/MI…
 13
WI5 M5 Sport, TR, Mixed, Ice
E) Deer Bait Casket Quarry (ICE/MI…
 16
M7- Sport, Mixed
L) Martini Casket Quarry (ICE/MI…
 11
M6-7 Sport, Mixed
Ledaig'er Casket Quarry (ICE/MI…
 6
M8 TR, Mixed
J) Shaken, Not Stirred Casket Quarry (ICE/MI…
 8
M8+ Sport, Mixed
Porcupine Crack Spirit Mtn boul… > Porcupine Crag > W Face
 9
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Double Rainbow Ely's Peak Boul… > Bluff Boulder
 31
V2 5+ Boulder
XMen Piedmont roadsi… > Lower Wall
 17
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Lady Fingers Spirit Mtn boul… > Porcupine Crag > Northwest Face
 9
V3- 6A Boulder
Friction Fighter Little Foxx Canyon > N Little Foxx
 13
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Fancy Dancer Spirit Mtn boul… > Porcupine Crag > Rd Weary wall
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Chump Unknown First Street Boulder
 11
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
The Bipolar Traverse Little Foxx Canyon > S Little Foxx > Depression Wall
 6
V6 7A Boulder
Scott's Knee Ely's Peak Boul… > ALC (Alternative Livi…
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
Black Feather Point O' Rocks
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
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