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The Cyclops Area is on the south facing wall left of the Winter Wall Area.
Once you manage to find a parking spot, follow the stairs across the parking area up to the start of the trail. There is a trail map at the top of the stairs. Check it out, this will help you orient yourself. Follow the trail to the right known as the North Trail, stay to the right until you have to switch back left and up. This is the "crux" of the trail. Continue up the main trail until it T's at the base of the Winter Wall area. Follow the trail left for about 325 feet, until you see the main crack system. This the route known as "Forearm Smash". This area is commonly known as the Cyclops Area. Look for the big hole on the cliff wall (right of the crack), the climb directly on its line is called fittingly enough as "Cyclops".
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cyclops Area:
Forearm Smash 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad
Sleeping Bat in a Ziplock Bag 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport
Pigeon Paranoia 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Urban Chunks 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport
End Play 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Wasp Mentality 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport
Suicide Squeeze 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport
Work Ethic 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport
Big Rocks Remembered 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport
Cyclops 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
Piranha 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport
Featured Route For Cyclops Area
Work Ethic 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Cyclops Area
One of the top classic Red Wing routes, Work Ethic offers the motivated rock jock a brilliant stretch of thin, technical face climbing that is surprisingly sustained for such a short length. Even though it goes higher, the climb is effectively over at the major ledge at 25 feet. Beta is key to the thin, crimpy nature of this face and the route feels much harder until the proper sequences are sussed out. Put in the work though, this route is worth the effort!...[more] Browse More Classics in MN
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