elys peak BOULDERs
the alternative living cave
Description of Area:
There's sooo much rock out here! Elys has boulder, rope, and even mixed climbing to offer up. This is a rather large area with crags all over the place, so get adventurous and get your exploration on.
On the bouldering side you gotta check out the ALC, saddles stones, trailside boulder, and the bluff boulder. There's too many classic lines to choose from here, check them all out!
For rope climbing you will most likely be setting up a TR line, but there is some climbs that can be trad lead, as well as the bolted mixed lines in the tunnel. Lots of great climbing anywhere from 5.6 - 5.12 or so. Check out "dislocation overhang," "bionic finger crack," and "the flake."
Make sure to lock up your cars as there has been theft in the lots here before.
Directions/access to area:
From HWY 35 exit Midway Rd. and head east. Travel about 3 miles and park in the climbers lot (on your left) just before the train tracks and bridge. From here you will head up the trail on the wooden walkway. At the top of the trail head left to start towards the ALC. Head right to get to trailside boulder, the ghetto, saddle stones, bluff boulder, and rope/mixed climbing.
This is still a work in progress, but I'm trying to make one google map with all of the local crags pinned on it for easier location finding. These are not GPS pins, just me looking at the map and putting something that's pretty darn close to the actual location. As always with anything that gets you out in nature, a little resourcefulness and an adventurous spirit goes a long ways. Click here and happy hunting!
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!