Waking Up In Duluth
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During the first ascent of the route
Tunnel Bluff South West Face. The crux is probably finding a dry, mosquito free day, but this climb, despite the controversy it may create from the local climbing ethics police will be enjoyed by many. It is fun, clean (for the moment!), and well protected. No "set ups" required.
Pitch #1: Get immediately into the beautiful right facing dihedral finger crack, jog right to a bolt and surmount an overhang (awesome movement!) ending on some slab moves to a two-bolt belay. 5.9, 15m.
Tunnel Bluff South West Face. Hike to the landmark tunnel as described. Hike up a small path on the right side (south) for 2 minutes to the base of the route. One may elect to start climbing directly from the path or scramble up a few meters to belay below the right facing dihedral crack.
Set of small camming units (C3s or TCUs), Nuts and QDs for 3 bolts.
A very nice finger crack albeit all too short to f...
|Comments on Waking Up In Duluth
|By Blake Cazier|
From: duluth MN
Dec 27, 2011
climbed this and many other routes not listed in the 1980's - the "police" dont care for bolts when bolts are unnecessary as most would agree. A few other people bolted at Elys Peak and their efforts were cut off years ago.