jesse johnston - perspective
Description of Area:
Postpartum was a great find by Chris Duelen during his short time here. There are 2 different clif bands and some really neat features and climbs. There also happens to be decent landings, which is not always the case in Duluth.
UPDATE! A new wall in the postpartum area is now getting developed! The wall, dubbed the "high anxiety" wall, is a fun super blank pitched back wall with some fun lip traverse lines on it. As of now only 1 line has been climbed, which is called "perspective." This chunk of rock offers up great texture and plenty of heel hooks! To get to the wall simply head up the SHT trail, like described below, and keep going a little further than the postpartum walls. This boulder is right on the SHT, impossible to miss.
Directions/access to area:
From HWY 35 you will want to exit at 27th Ave W and head up the hill towards Skyline Parkway. Take a left onto Skyline Parkway and head on the road till you see the signs on your right for the Superior Hiking Trail crossing. Park the car on Skyline off to the side of the road and head uphill on the SHT. You will follow the SHT passing a small rock wall on your right and start to take a right onto some rock stairs. If you look up the hillside you will see the crag. Continue just past the rock stairs and you will see a small trail on your left leading to a low angle slab. Walk up the slab and take the small trail to your left that will lead you to the wall. Have Fun!
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!