little foxx canyon
corey mcbride - friction fighter
Description of Area:
What a gem! Little foxx is the highest concentration of boulder problems in one area that we have. Heck, there's even a few rope routes here as well! There's a very wide range of problems and difficulty and many different styles and features. This place really has something for everyone! If you are looking to spend an entire day out at the crag, and don't want to travel from crag to crag, you really should come here, there's plenty of rock for many days of climbing.
Also check out "The Fox's Den." Several cool lines here.
Directions/access to area:
From 35W, exit 40th Ave W and head up the hill. Go past Skyline and park in the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot on your right. Start hiking towards the underpass walkway that will take you under the road. Just after you exit the underpass take the trail to your left. Follow it over a few little water crossings and you will come to the T. From the T you can head up the hill to the Main Amphitheater area/etc or you can go straight/left towards South Foxx and the little bit of rope climbing in the area.
From 35W, exit 40th Ave W and head up the hill. Take the left onto Skyline Parkway and park in the pull off area immediately on your left. Take the trail that leads into the woods with all of the biking trails. Head straight up the hill passing over the bike trails until that trail stops and you will take a right onto the bike trails. Walk on the bike trails for 4 turns and you will then see the yellow flagging on youir right leading you onto the climbers trail system. The climbers trail will take you up and past the open grass scenic overlook area from the construction area. Continue on the trail for roughly 1/4 mile and you will see the trail leading down the hill to the tree boulder. Go straight just a little more and you will hit the alien wall on the uphill side. Have at it!
From 35W, exit 40th Ave W and head up the hill. Go past Skyline and park in the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot on your right. Start hiking towards the underpass walkway that will take you under the road. Continue walking up the wide trail, passing the bike trail. The second time you see the "lollygagger" bike trail signs, take a right and walk on that trail. You will go maybe a 1/4 mile and see yellow flagging leading down the hill to the boulders.
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!