Description of Area:
Ah the hobo boulder... Although there are other boulders in the area, the hobo tends to get all the action, and for good reason, it's a pretty awesome free standing boulder with a crazy cave like feature.
The smaller freestanding rock that's basically on the road is a really great spot for people to learn how to boulder outside as the lines are mellow and not too tall. There are around 2-3 lines on this boulder with many variations if you are wanting to make anything harder or easier.
Another rock in the area that has previously been really hard to find is now easy peasy since the bike trail got built. The rock I am talking about is the witch tree boulder. This is a smallish rock, but you get to go down into a small cave and climb the line out of it, it's pretty rad and challenging! Look for some pink flagging off the bike trail that runs parallel with the road to find this rock.
There also happens to be a very stout bolted line here called "brewers arete" which has yet to be sent clean on lead, but sent on TR several times. Talk of hard 5.13 has been tossed out there by some very strong climbers...
Directions/access to area:
From 35W exit 40th Ave W and head up the hill. Take the left onto Skyline and go about 1/2 mile maybe and you will see the obvious boulder on your right. The hobo boulder is just climbers left of this boulder. Park on the street where there are little pull offs.
Mountain Project Beta:
Click here to go to the Mountain Project page for this location. The Duluth Mountain Project pages could use some serious love via better pics, better descriptions, and general updates; so if you feel like helping inform everyone, a little time and effort would be much appreciated!
Peter's Guide Mini Section:
I have broken down the guide that Peter made years ago into mini sections specific to areas within the guide. To get the mini section for this area, click here! For the complete guide, check out the guidebook page.
Having killed off the "socials," this is my way to have some pics of the various crags out there to hopefully get you amped and ready to go crush at a local crag. Enjoy!