Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
Palisade Head
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Feathery Tong 
A mind Forever Voyaging 
A Sinners Last Gift 
Aching Alms 
Arms Race 
Bridges over Troubled Water 
Choice of a New Generation, The 
Christmas Tree Crack 
Danger Blanket 
Danger High Voltage 
Don't bring a knife to a gun fight a.k.a. "Gun Fight" 
Double Breasted Anchor 
Driving in Duluth 
Echoes Extension 
Ex Nihilo 
Flight School 
Fool's Progress, The 
Goliath's Finger Crack 
Great Bird Chimney, The 
Hidden Agenda 
Hidden Treasure 
I Could've Been a Contender 
Iron Maiden 
Jim's Crack 
Laceration Jam 
Long Distance Commute 
Lord of the flies (free) AKA: Comrades in Slings (aid) 
Mack the Knife 
Mr. Lean 
Night Vision 
Old Men in Tight Pants 
Oz - (AKA The Road To Emerald City) 
Phantom Corner 
Phantom Crack 
Poseidon Adventure 
Quetico Crack 
Scars and Tripes Forever 
Socket Wrench 
Soli Deo Gloria 
Sunny and Sheer 
Superior Arete 
Superior Crack 
Swimsuits and Harnesses 
Swizzlestick Legs 
Urge to Mate 
Warrior's Last Dance On Earth 
Water Babies 
Wise Guys 
Withering Heights 
Yellow Feather 
Unsorted Routes:

Iron Maiden 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
Page Views: 848
Submitted By: Rob P. on Jun 17, 2009
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Matt Johnson on "Iron Maiden" 5.11a at Palisade He...


(from the Falcon Guide) At least one person has liked this climb, though the torture never stops.

This climb is an off-width lover's delight! Or an absolute nightmare for everyone else. It starts with a fist crack and quickly widens to the first crux of chicken winging akwardness. After your wrists hurt and you're already sore, take a rest on a nice ledge and then go into the squeeze chimney to the top.


On the south side before laceration jam area. Look for the wide crack with the obvious chock stone 5-10 feet down.


Some old pitons scattered...deffinitly want big gear if leading.

Photos of Iron Maiden Slideshow Add Photo
Matt Johnson on "Iron Maiden" 5.11a at Palisade Head, MN. <br />Photo by: Karl Engebretson
Matt Johnson on "Iron Maiden" 5.11a at Palisade He...
Comments on Iron Maiden Add Comment
Show which comments
By josh columb
From: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Aug 25, 2009

I toproped this route earlier this summer, there are two pitons that I saw, one at the ledge at the start of the route and one 10-15 ft below top out on the face (climbers left). The first half of the climb, before the midway ledge has some chockstones in it wich could be slung on lead but we used them for hand holds and that reduced the difficulty quite a bit. Getting into the crack above thew ledge was the crux. Not as hard as ahabs.

By ferrells
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 1, 2013

I loved this climb. Not quite as hard as
Generator Crack , however.