zach chase - jebus jive
Description of Area:
Piedmont Roadside is one of my favorites! 2 different clif bands with lots of lines with decent height and features. The top band has several lines that are great for someone in the V2 and under area. Bottom band you gotta do "top out problem."
Directions/access to area:
Off of Skyline Parkway you will park in the scenic overlook parking area between 40th Ave W and 27th Ave W. If you walk straight up the hill you find a trail leading towards the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT). Take a left on the SHT and walk a short distance till you see the trail heading into the woods on your right. 1/4 mile at the most and you are at the Piedmont Boulders.
Parking at the same spot as Piedmont, walk down the street towards 27th Ave W. You will walk maybe 100-200 yards and see a trail leading into the woods on the uphill side of the road with a COGGS trail sign reading "Valley Girls." A very short walk and you will see the lower cliff band of Piedmont roadside. From the lower band walk up around the cliff to the climbers right on the climbers trail, or on the left to the COGGS trail, and you will see the upper cliff.
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 and here to go to the Mountain Project pages for these two locations. 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!