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Minnesota Strip

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Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge T,TR 
Armor All T,TR 
Blue Moon T,TR 
Columeister T,TR 
Column Direct T,TR 
Column, The T,TR 
Fallen Knight T,TR 
Fancy Dancer T,TR 
Good Knight T,TR 
Jammermeister T,TR 
Organic TR 
Piece of Cake T,TR 
Piece of Pie T,TR 
Pink Pants Delight (unknown) T 
Rose Bush T,TR 
Station 62 T,TR 

Minnesota Strip  


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Submitted By: Glenn Burns on Apr 6, 2006
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Description 

The Minnesota strip is probably one of the most popular climbing destinations at Taylor's Falls if not in all of Minnesota, and rightly so. It contains a high concentration of high quality routes ranging in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.11. It is probably the highest cliff lines at Taylor's Falls, with routes ranging from 70-90 feet. The majority of the routes here are leadable using traditional protection.

Getting There 

From the parking lot/visitor's center (the park entrance nearest town) walk down the paved road toward the boat dock. As this road deadends at the river boat take a right down a hiking trail. Walk about 20 yards to the base of the Minnesota strip.

Top Rope Approach/Descent: Two approachs exist. The first is to the climber's right up a trail that leads to the old parking lot on Highway 8. Walk past the old parking lot to the left scrambling over several large boulders to the top of the climbs. The second approach is on the climber's left. Scramble to the base of Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge and continue to the climber's left. A third class gully leads to the top.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Minnesota Strip:
Blue Moon   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jammermeister   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rose Bush   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Columeister   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
The Column   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
Piece of Cake   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Piece of Pie   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pink Pants Delight (unknown)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   
Fallen Knight   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Good Knight   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Column Direct   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'   
Armor All   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Station 62   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 50'   
Fancy Dancer   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
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Not the best photo with the top rope hanging in the background, but somebody needs to put in some photos of folks climbing at the Falls. Sue just above the crux of #6.

Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Strip
In my humble opinion one of the best routes at Taylor's. The combination of vertical and horizontal cracks makes for both jams and face holds. This route protects very well throughout its course, taking stoppers especially well. Start in the middle of the rock and follow the line to the top. The moves switch from fingers to hands towards the top. Also a fun aid route if you can hit it on an off day....[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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the Bulge (#6) and Fancy Dancer
the Bulge (#6) and Fancy Dancer
Good Knight, Piece of Cake
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Minnesota Strip Right
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Bulge, Blue Moon, Column
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piece of cake/pie
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A shot of the Minnesota Strip taken from kayaks with the Column, Columnmeister, The Bulge and Blue Moon in view.
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The main wall, Minnesota strip
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Sonny & Juanita area
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Looking up at Jammemister
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Minnesota Strip Left
Minnesota Strip Left
rosebud
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The Minnesota Strip: (From L to R) The Bulge, Fancy Dancer, Blue Moon, The Column, The Column Direct, Fallen Knight, Good Knight, Piece of Cake, Piece of Pie, Angel Food (Far Right)
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The Real Thing
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By Ian Harmon
From: Minneapolis, MN
Jun 7, 2006
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thanks ian!

-=glenn=-