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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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Description 

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.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lake County Road 6 Area (North Shore):
Warm-Up Slab   V0-1 4+     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Easy Crack   V2 5+     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
The Prow   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Poppy Cock   V4 6B     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Vag Badger   V4 6B     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Absolution   V5 6C PG13     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Jaws   V7 7A+     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Sticky Icky   V7 7A+     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Payback   V7 7A+     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Lukewarm Persistance   V7 7A+     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Counselor Moon   V7+ 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
The Woodpecker    V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
The Exodus   V10-11 8A     Boulder   Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock
Rubble Trouble   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 60'   Section 13
Afghanistan Bananastand   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Sawmill Creek Dome : Central Rocks
Birch Flakes   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Sawmill Creek Dome : Central Rocks
Arrowhead Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     TR, 25'   Section 13
Rubble Trouble Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Section 13
Equinox   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Section 13
Digit Damage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, TR, 60'   Section 13
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By nicros fivten
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.