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Lake County Road 6 Area (North Shore)

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Sawmill Creek Dome 
Section 13 
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Lake County Road 6 Area (North Shore)  

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No Steenkin Ledges! Photo Taken by Jon Jugenheime...


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 : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Section 13
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