BETA PHOTO: Sax Right
|Above walls is private property so unless you want to tangle with railroad lawyers, maintain low profile.|
West 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 5.9's, 10's and one 11. All routes are accessible from the top so they can be TR'd. To gain access to the top anchors, approach is 50 yards to the right next to Drill Hole Wall.
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....
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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3) Morphine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
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2) Body and Soul 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b MN
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Start left of bolt, crimpy undercling. Hard move with hole in it, then head straight up. At first ledge go right a little, then angle back left lying back left. Follow ledges up climbing thru the bolts.Named by a great sax man Pat Makin for John Coltrane and best ballad ever written....[more] Browse More Classics in MN
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BETA PHOTO: New route on left of Sax Wall. Haven't named it ye...
By Shawn P. Tracy
Apr 25, 2011
Be aware of the potential for ledge falls on these retro-bolted routes. If you are aspiring to lead a given grade, then start at other crags, gain wisdom on detecting risk, honestly weighing chance of fall versus skill and fitness, how to mitigate for risk and in developing a clear, strong, committed head. Otherwise, if the current bolt locations don't change, be prepared for a visit to the hospital if you fall and the crag getting closed. Sorry, this isn't meant to be spray/negative/accusitory - it's meant to warn newer climbers of a risk that might not currently be appreciated.