Climbing & Ziplining

a climber ascending near the top of palisade head, almost 300 feet above lake superior, on minnesota’s north shore.

Climb the north shore

Perhaps you’ve seen the fearless rock climbers attempting a seep climb up Palisade Head and thought, wow! That’s crazy! Maybe so, but adventurous climbers love the North Shore for its rugged, rocky Lake Superior cliffs. If scaling the bluffs seems too scary, no worries. Lake County has options!

Send it with a Guided Rock Climb

Daring thrill-seekers can rock climb Shovel Point or Palisade Head in Tettegouche State Park in Silver Bay. Guides can take you out and show you the “ropes.” Positive Energy Outdoors leads world-class outdoor adventure activities in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior. They offer a half-day guided rock climb up Shovel Point in Tettegouche State Park. 

Visit the North Shore Adventure Park

For family-friendly climbing on the North Shore, visit this one-of-a-kind forest adventure park in Silver Bay.

It features ten zip lines, six challenge courses, and a “Little Climbers Park” designed for 3- to 6-year-olds. If you don’t care to climb, you can watch for free. We recommend spending three hours at the park.

Tickets can be purchased online (mid-May-October) at

Adventure-loving itinerary

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Craving even more adventure? If you’re an adrenaline junkie constantly on the hunt for another thrilling rush, then check out our adventure-loving itinerary packed full of daring and exciting recommendations for griping, North Shore experiences.

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North Shore Adventure Park

Explore the unique North Shore Adventure Park for hours of family enjoyment. The forested adventure park features ten zip lines, six challenge courses, and a ...
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Palisade Head

Palisade Head, an iconic rocky cliff formation, provides one of the most stunning overlooks along the North Shore. Visitors who make the short, steep drive ...
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Positive Energy Outdoors

Positive Energy Outdoors specializes in world-class outdoor adventure activities in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Their extraordinary and skilled team carries ...
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Shovel Point

Shovel Point, a favorite North Shore overlook located within Tettegouche State Park, offers hikers panoramic views of rocky cliffs and rugged bluffs along the Lake ...
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Tettegouche State Park

At Tettegouche State Park, you’ll discover the spectacular overlooks at Shovel Point, featuring rocky cliffs and inland bluffs; the plunging 60-foot High Falls of the ...
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