Type: TR, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ian Harmon on Jun 7, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Kris Gorny, K Ice

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Access Issue: Temporary Peregrine Falcon access restrictions Details


As of now (05/18/2020) the route is closed to climbing due to peregrine falcon nesting.

As of 09/06/2020 nothing is closed due to falcon nesting 

This is a large slab that contains four different variations listed from climbers left to right. Don't forget your camera, this route allows great views of the climber below set against the turquoise backdrop of Lake Superior. Because of its high quality, closer proximity to the parking lot, and variability in difficulty, this is one of the most popular climbs at Shovel Point. #1 (5.7) climb the inside corner. #2 (5.8) climb the left side of the face using the small crack and other hold. #3 (5.10b/c) climb the middle of the face using smaller holds. #4 (5.10d) climb the right side of the face if you are lucky enough to find any holds. I usually set up one rope to climb #1 and #2 and another rope to climb #3 and #4.


This route is located about 15 yards past the wooden lookout where Palisade Head should be visible.


Park service installed enormous bolts, please use these to save the trees whenever possible. You can also fit a brown tri-cam in the drilled test holes. As with all Shovel Point routes bring a lot of webbing.