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First Street Boulder 


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Submitted By: nodin on Jul 5, 2007
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Cleaning glass from the top of the boulder.

Description 

This is the first boulder that is recomended to anyone new to the area and looking for an afternoon session. Located right off of first street about half a block north/east of Whopee Wall, this erratic has a few good lines from V0 to V6ish. Landings can be protected easily with pads and the walk off is nice and mellow. As with all urban areas is Duluth, glass and bums can be an issue...


Getting There 

Just north/east of Whopee Wall on First Street West (about 1400 West First Street).


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Street Boulder:
Chump Unknown   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
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Starts around just to the left of the arete (the starting holds aren't visible), finishes on the lower slopy jug where the sun is brightest in the picture.

Chump Unknown V5 6C  MN : Duluth Rock (Duluth) : First Street Boulder
Start on Stump Chump (or just stand using the bomber undercling and huge left sidepull). Work up a move or two, then use that core strength to press into a wicked double gaston. Fancy footwork bring one into the shallow wanna-be dihedral to the right of the arete, and perhaps another gaston. Either stay in the shallow area, or utilize the arete on the left. Both exits make this semi-traverse the most classic line on the First Street Boulder (in my silly opinion). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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BETA PHOTO: Photo from Urban Cragger
One side/corner of First Street.  Probably the most friendly landing-wise.
BETA PHOTO: One side/corner of First Street. Probably the mos...
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By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Jul 6, 2008

Wow. This is the best free standing boulder in Duluth. Relatively good landings, some classic problems, and a convenient location. More people need to get out here and give it some respect!

By Chris Craft
Jan 2, 2013

What about adding Andy Raether's problem "Snatch"? He put it up in the early 2000's if I remember correctly, and rated it V11. I remember it being on the side of the boulder not facing the road (if this makes any sense- I was last there about 9 years ago and don't have the clearest memory of the boulder). It was a short little problem with a very heinous hold one had to use.

By BIATHLON
From: Duluth Mn
Jan 19, 2013

Not sure where this is at Chris. Where would it be in relation to the numbers on the beta photo on this page? I have an inkly of where it could be but not positive.