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Routes in Palisade Head ICE

Danger Blanket T WI3
Type: Trad, Ice, 35 ft
FA: Bill Rusk & Corey McBride 12/13/08
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Shared By: Bill Rusk on Dec 13, 2008
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE

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Crux would be at the beginning with short vertical section. Solid ice from Lake Superior up the gully until you get to the forest above.


This route is visible from Hwy 61. It is on the south side of Palisade Head. It flows from a shaded gully about 40 feet up from Lake Superior. It is approachable from the top or across the ice if the lake is frozen. Please ask for access from the church (the route is on their property, it is NOT owned by the State Park), also please obtain permission to approach from the beach. Landowners are very friendly, but please ask to maintain a good relationship.


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Evan Johnson
Minneapolis, MN
Evan Johnson   Minneapolis, MN
There's a massive log on the right side of this route now. There's some other climbs that are a little better nearby too. Just to the climber's left of Danger Blanket is a really cool formation, it is separated by an arĂȘte. We have climbed some other stuff further out too. Feb 25, 2013
Bill Rusk
Duluth, MN
Bill Rusk   Duluth, MN
There is a possibility that this was climbed before Corey and I. At the time of our ascent I asked around and no one said they had heard of anyone getting on it. But after talking to Rick Kollath it sounds like he may have made the true FA, but he could not remember when exactly he climbed it. Any who, it is fun when it is in, and the next time the lake if frozen enough to approach from the shore. I'll be there. Mar 29, 2012
mark55401   Minneapolis
has this had a second ascent? Mar 20, 2012
Duluth, MN
nodin   Duluth, MN
Very cool! Good on you, man! Dec 16, 2008
That's awesome guys, ice climbing at Palisade Head! Thanks for the post and the heads up on the access issues! Dec 15, 2008