Flock to the Rock!

2019 date: July 13th, 10 AM till 4 PM

Join the Duluth Climbers Coalition for our annual summer rendezvous: a free day of climbing at Ely’s Peak! Local climbing organizations will have ropes set, provide climbing equipment for people of all ages, and there will be qualified instructors on hand to belay and offer beta (that’s climber slang for advice). For more experienced climbers, there will be plenty of climbs for you to set your own ropes on and local guides to provide directions and advice. YMCA Camp Miller will also be on hand with mountain bikes to lead free short bike excursions on the DWP trail. It’s a climbing and outdoor party that’s free and family-friendly: the tunnel will be outfitted with glo-sticks for easier passage and we’ll have free hotdogs in the parking lot! Bottled water provided!

Family and kid friendly event!

No previous climbing experience or registration is required; just show up and enjoy the day with Duluth’s climbing community at our premier warm weather crag! Climbing from 10 AM to 4 PM (last call for climbing requires you to be at the crag by 3 PM).

Heartfelt thanks to the awesome sponsors who have provided funding or consumables for this years event:

  • Camp Nebagamon, Lake Nebagamon, WI
  • Wilderness Wellness Chiropractic, Duluth
  • SuperOne Foods, awesome regional business

Thanks also to the following businesses and organizations who have helped to support this event:

  • YMCA Camp Miller, Sturgeon Lake, MN
  • Vertical Endeavors, Duluth
  • UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program
  • Outdoor PURSUIT! Program, College of St. Scholastica
  • JS Print Group, Duluth

Click here for a recap and photos of this event!

Directions: From Duluth, drive south on I-35 to Midway/Beck’s Rd. and turn left (south). Drive 2.2 miles to parking area on the left (cars and signs). 1/4 mile easy hike to the crag. Note: parent or legal guardian must be present to sign participation waivers for kids.