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L to R R to L Alpha
01) Hot German Babe S,TR 
02) Nick The Wonder Dog S,TR 
02.5) Bolts Over Troubled Water S 
03) Ramp Of Death T,TR 
04) Barron Von Mischke S,TR 
05) Bolt Bolt Boltin on Heaven's Door. S,TR 
05.5) Bolters on the Storm S 
06.5) Kletterfreude S 
07) Dirty bolts and their done dirt cheap S,TR 
08) Supercalifragalisticexpi-BOLT-adocious S,TR 
09) Boltway to Heaven S,TR 
10) Cavedago - Gateway To Spormaggiorre T,S,TR 
11) Packen Wir Es An!!!! S,TR 
11.5 Purple Bolt, Purple Bolt S 
12) Quantum Chaos S 
13) Quantum Order T,S,TR 

Diagonals Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 46.13669, -92.85958 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: ferrells on Oct 7, 2010


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South facing great for winter climbing on warmer days with sun. In summer better to start in morning and bring bug spray of course. Great collection of climbs from 5.5 to 5.11+. Most routes on the left and middle are accessible from the top so they can be TR'd. To setup TR's on the right side of wall tie into middle anchors and gently traverse right to the next anchors. Sometimes you can downclimb to the ledge other times you might have to go up and over. But highly recommend you tie in at the anchors so as not to slide off.

If leading, beware of multiple ledges to avoid ankle injuries.

You can climb on Diagonals and Sax walls in the winter when it is 40 degrees or higher on a sunny day no wind. Diagonals faces south and Sax faces west. Sax comes into the sun at 12:30pm. It is a little Dutch Oven sheltered from the wind. Enjoy! almost year round....

Getting There 

Same access as Sax Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Diagonals Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Diagonals Wall:
12) Quantum Chaos   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
03) Ramp Of Death   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
02) Nick The Wonder Dog   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
04) Barron Von Mischke   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 1'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: route 8 Super

08) Supercalifragalisticexpi-BOLT-adocious 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  MN : Sandstone : ... : Diagonals Wall
Hard start but pretty cool finish on drill hole edges. First two panels stay left of bolts. Carefull over the spikes, I tried to bolt protect them. Last panel is the best climbing on drill hole edges layback to left.Stay totally on face all the way up to anchors - don't go right at the end that is tooooo easy. 5.10 start with rest 5.8. Maybe a little harder at end if you stay on panel....[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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Rock Climbing Photo: Diagonals Right side
BETA PHOTO: Diagonals Right side
Rock Climbing Photo: MIddle
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle Right
BETA PHOTO: Middle Right
Rock Climbing Photo: Left Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Carter Stritch on corner route
Carter Stritch on corner route

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By Jack and family
Jun 8, 2013
Some fun climbs on this wall.

One of the routes above the pit, just right of Ramp/Barron, had some confusing anchors at the top.

There were two sets of anchors at the top of the route (#8 maybe?). The outside set was typical of the area: glue-in bolts with chains and rap rings. The inside set had bolts with hangers, one of which was loose.

Both sets showed some wear, and the loose hangar had some rust on it.

Great area! My daughter loved climbing Barron.

I hope to stop in again before mosquito season kicks off.
By Dreez
Oct 18, 2015
Old inner bolt hangers are old. I have to take them off someday.
By Kevin Scott 1
Oct 26, 2015
There is another route, that could/should be added.

If you climb directly straight up to the anchors of quantum order and quantum chaos, there is a pretty awesome line, with a really cool crux. The direct line on the slab to the anchors was beyond me and I finished on quantum chaos.However, it does look there is potential for a finish if you head left at the slab, I just don't have the gear to to try it safely.

I don't have the greatest command of ratings. But if I had to hazard a guess at difficulty, 5.11a would be it. But I wouldn't be surprised by a rating anywhere from 5.10c to 5.11c.

At the moment this would be a trad or top rope only route, as the bolts for quantum order and quantum chaos are way to far away to use for this.

I apologize if this post is in the wrong place.

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