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Lake County Road 6 Area (North Shore)

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Sawmill Creek Dome 
Section 13 

Lake County Road 6 Area (North Shore)  

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Comprised of two crags (plus the states best bouldering) separated by about 4 miles of trail...
These two anorthosite cliffs hold a number of good climbs and sweet locations! Climbs are up to 100 feet.
The rock here is sharp so tape for fingers and a pad for your rope are both good ideas. You are still in the no-chalk zone and fixed gear is non-kosher.

Good camping either at the crags on the SHT or at either of the State Forest Campgrounds in the area - Finland and Ekbeck. Supplies (food and beer) are available in Finland, Silver Bay or Beaver Bay.

Getting There 

Follow highway 61 past Tettegouche and Highway 1 to Lake County road 6. Park in the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot / gravel pit. Section 13 is roughly one mile north on the SHT. Sawmill is roughly 3 miles south on the SHT.

Climbing Season

Weather station 19.3 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lake County Road 6 Area (North Shore):
Rubble Trouble   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 60'   Section 13
Afghanistan Bananastand   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Sawmill Creek Dome : Central Rocks
We Don't Need No Steenkin Ledges   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Section 13
Arrowhead Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 25'   Section 13
Birch Flakes   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Sawmill Creek Dome : Central Rocks
Rubble Trouble Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Section 13
Equinox   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Section 13
Digit Damage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 60'   Section 13
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Rubble Trouble Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  MN : Rock : ... : Section 13
Best 5.9 at the crag. Clean finger crack. The crux is committing to the slightly overhanging initial section. Nice exposure....[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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By Oklobzija
Oct 25, 2010
The Superior hiking trail is closed to hiking because of hunting season. Be really careful if you attempt to enter the woods and do not do so without BLAZE ORANGE.
By Oklobzija
Sep 30, 2014
I'm missing 2 things from Sawmill!

1: today I lost my dogs tagg collar

2: large Mad Rock pad.

If you see either please let me know. This is Nic Oklobzija
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