The Duluth Climbers Coalition will hold a 2015 Mid-Summer Climbing Rendezvous on Saturday at Ely’s Peak. The event is free, open to the public and open to climbers of all skill levels and all ages (including kids). Equipment and free instruction will be provided by the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. Staff from Vertical Endeavors Indoor Climbing Facility and the College of St. Scholastica’s Outdoor Pursuit Program will also be available to ensure safe climbing.
From Duluth, drive south on I-35 and take Midway Road exit. Turn left and go 2.2 miles south on Midway to parking lot on left. It’s a ¼-mile hike to Ely’s Peak. It’s a wilderness setting — no bathroom facilities.
Climbing will happen from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by food and drink for purchase from 3 to 6 p.m. at Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet.