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Blue Jaguar, The V2+ 5+ PG13
Continuum Hypothesis V6-7 7A+ PG13
Cranking the Crack Pipe V3 6A PG13
Decayed Strange Quark V1 5 R
Emerging From The Shadows V4 6B
Fight the Phunk V-easy 3
Foxxy Arete V-easy 3 PG13
Friction Fighter V4 6B PG13
Friction Fighter Variation V2+ 5+ R
Groovin V1 5
Liber Abaci V9 7C PG13
Lutefisk V2 5+ R
Moonlight Delight V0+ 4+
Northern Exposure V5 6C PG13
PH Balance V2+ 5+
Probability Density V1+ 5 R
Return of the Nephilim V5 6C
Shikidang V0-1 4+
Singled Out V5- 6C PG13
Slap happy V1-2 5
Time Dilation V1- 5- R
Tip-Top V3-4 6A+
Tribulation, The V3 6A
Uninspired Arete V-easy 3
Warmup Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
What's Your Reynolds Number? V3+ 6A+ R
Whores or S'mores V1 5 PG13
Wonder Drug (AKA Vitamin A) V3-4 6A+
backtrack AKA "Beep Beep" V1+ 5
curried yogurt V0 4
letdown, The V0-1 4+
step it up V4 6B
sweet as V3-4 6A+
Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: Adam Van Straten
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Shared By: BIATHLON on Jul 30, 2008
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Description

A Little Fox classic and a must do for any Minnesota Hardman! The most obvious line on the three slabs. Sit start under bulge on two bomber side pulls. Pull up over the bulge to a sloppy/frictiony rail and then move your left hand to a small rail where you can fit 2-3 fingers. Find a small nub for your left foot on the slab and pull up into a right hand foot match. 10 feet of mellow climbing brings you to a good rest. Here you can contemplate either down climbing or committing to the top out. Climb up a couple more feet then reach way up to two small crimps. Use these to get your feet high enough to mantle and it's all over.

Location

Multiple pads and a spotter or two.

Protection

Take 40th Ave west to Skyline and continue up Haines Road for a few hundred yards. Park in the Superior Hiking Trail pull off. Follow bright orange flagging to crag.

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Peter Dodge
Duluth, MN
  V3
Peter Dodge   Duluth, MN
  V3
In my opinion, this thing has no "hard" moves in it. Yes, pulling the intial bulge is kind of tricky, but I didn't think it was v4. The middle section would be consider 5.9 in my opinion, and the top is not nearly as bad as what I was expecting. Before I got on this route, I was terrified of freaking out at the top. It took me a long time to even try it. I found holds wherever I wanted them at the top. I'm know I'm against the majority, but I'm not a huge fan of the route. sorry! Oct 19, 2010
chris deulen
Castle Rock
  V6 R
chris deulen   Castle Rock
  V6 R
Dude, Peter man, I love you, but, you're climbing what, like V10 now? I doubt there are ANY V3 climbers in Duluth who could send this thing. Seriously, go find someone in the gym who can only climb V3 and ask them to get on FF. I've only seen people who can climb at least V6 (or harder) send this thing. It may be due to the head factor, but that's something to consider. Granted, I'm no pro at slab climbing, but the holds are minimal, the utmost precision must be used on your foot placement, and it demands more advanced technical movement than what most V3s, 4s, or even 5s merit across the board. I've said it once, and I'll say it again: Sandbagging is a sport in and of itself in Duluth! Oct 19, 2010
Peter Dodge
Duluth, MN
  V3
Peter Dodge   Duluth, MN
  V3
Not to go against the grain, but I have different opinions on this route. Yes, it is fun. However, I'm not a huge fan. I personally don't think it is anywhere close to v4. Aug 7, 2010
Matthew Christensen
  V4 PG13
Matthew Christensen  
  V4 PG13
I've not lived in Duluth since 2001, but on occasion I come home to visit family. I have climbed in many of the spots around town and had never ventured into Little Fox Canyon. I did this week and found this climb towards the end of my trek (went from south to north). I enjoy crazy highball slabs... but Jesus... talk about the crux way off the deck. As many have already stated; don't psych yourself out. I felt like shit climbing into that section, but there are some great friction spots for your toes. I promise you if you do this alone or with spotters, you will be doing the sprint for life up top! Great climb and thanks for all of y'all for posting these interesting locations. Keep up the exploration. May 20, 2010
JesseJ  
I've made it to the slabby holdless topout several times now, but I've never felt confident enough to really go for the finish. Maybe I'll bring spotters and more than one pad next time. This route is scary. Jun 26, 2009
BIATHLON
Duluth Mn
 
BIATHLON   Duluth Mn
 
A link to the video of the first 20 feet of this problem vimeo.com/3314623 Feb 21, 2009
chris harkness
  V4 R
chris harkness  
  V4 R
What a classic climb! A great sit down start to a desperate high-step and rock over, stand up (V4?). Followed by some very fun slab climbing (5.10?), and then the top out gets a little harder. Of course, it's so mental up there due to the height, it took me forever to realize I would just have to trust the tiny nubbins to pull over. I love how the slabbier the route gets, the more nonexistent the holds get. Great movement, landing, holds, friction, excitement. 4 stars for sure. Oct 3, 2008
chris deulen
Castle Rock
  V6 R
chris deulen   Castle Rock
  V6 R
Yeah, I think I was a little presumptious with giving it V7 originally due to the highball factor, but imo it's still probably V6. Sep 3, 2008
BIATHLON
Duluth Mn
 
BIATHLON   Duluth Mn
 
When working this route I must of did that about 15 times and then down climbed before I worked up the courage to finish it. I have fallen from the upper crux and it's no fun. Not sure if this is a V7, not that I would know since I don't climb that hard. Would be good to hear what others think. Any one else want to weigh in and rate this? Aug 27, 2008
chris deulen
Castle Rock
  V6 R
chris deulen   Castle Rock
  V6 R
This thing was scarier than s***! Granted, I was alone, with one pad that was offset to where i would've fallen, but damn! I got stuck about 12 ft up; couldn't move up or down. It took me about 15 minutes to nut up and do it. The crux for me was way off the deck. Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. The friction on this thing is amazing, and unlike any other rock in Duluth. Anorthicite? I recommend a good cleaning with long brushes before getting on it, and then: several pads, spotters, and big pair. Aug 19, 2008