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, pine slabs, 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. Once parked, head out on the new bike/hike trail reroute that leads straight to the tunnel. This new trail will add some hike time to peeps trying to boulder at trailside, ALC, Pine Slabs, but should be a more sustainable trail and pretty good access for people heading to ice/mixed climb, rope climb, or boulder at bluff, saddle stones, etc... At the top of the trail head left to start towards the ALC, Trailside, or Pine Slabs on the DWP gravel trail. Go either slight left or right uphill to get to trailside boulder, the ghetto, saddle stones, bluff boulder, and rope/mixed climbing.
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!