Diagonals Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: MIddle Left
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....
Same access as Sax Wall.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Diagonals Wall:
Featured Route For Diagonals Wall
04) Barron Von Mischke 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a MN
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Same start as Ramp of Death but finish straight up. The cool crux is at the last 15 feet. Work the drill holes to the right of the bolts. There are lips on them that you lie back. If you can get your foot in the little slot in the drill hole and then big throw to ledge on left left of bolt. You can also go up left on ledges but the lie back is way too cool. Finish on tiny ledges to the right of the anchor.Mostly 5.8 moves until the top panel. You can escape right if you can't do it.Try to avoid ...[more] Browse More Classics in MN
BETA PHOTO: Diagonals Right side
Carter Stritch on corner route
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.
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.