This area is overseen by MNDOT. Keep a low profile and stay off of the highway. Stay off of the obvious climb in the dihedral where the tunnel meets the highway. Also note, the top is private property.
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Gully climbs and sweet icefalls form on the lake side of the tunnel (ie, Silver Creek Cliff) in winter. For ice, this area is better early in the season as it tends to burn out later. There are also a few bolted sport routes and potential for a few trad lines here but the rock is pretty crumbly and more cleaning would be in order. There is a bike route directly below the cliff and since MNDOT maintains the area, bikers and tourists get the right of way...
About 8 miles north of Two Harbors. Park in the scenic pull off and follow the bike trail up to the cliff.
A short sport route climbing a slopey and scrappy arete. The rock quality is poor but large pieces are not likely to come off...work your way up and pay attention to your feet.One of the top anchors is a spinner......[more]Browse More Classics in MN
Hello, I put up this route in the spring of 2004. The climb is called Elyse�s Revenge and is rated at 5.7. The route is as flakey and crumbly as a bad relationship. The crux comes to thirds of the way up as the holds get more thin and crumbly as you make your way over the bulge towards the top anchors. This route will test your footwork and your ability to hold on to sloper, much like a over-obsessive girlfriend. The route usually gets better in the summer as the loose rock dries up and falls off.
It has been a couple of years since I have been there. I used to go to UMD there in Duluth. The bolts are bomber 4 inchers and were hand placed. If I would have spent more time hitting the books and less time drilling holes my grades would have been much higher. Thanks for the post. -Eric