Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Escher World
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
As Far As Siam S 
Best Route In Minnesota, The S 
Dont Grab the Krabi S 
Goodbye Salvador S 
Hello Dali  S 
Long Doo S 
Mekhong Crazy S 
Nasty S 
No Name S 
Ribbed for her pleasure TR 
Short & Easy S 

The Best Route In Minnesota 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Todd Skinner & MIke Tupper
Page Views: 4,300
Submitted By: Mike on Nov 14, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (32)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
The Best Route in Minnesota

Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>


A great route on a pinnacle inside a cave.


Located inside the cave that is on the backside of the Thaiwand. You can approach it from Phra Nang Beach or by going through the cave at the Thaiwand all the way to the other side.


Bolts. Lots of them.

Photos of The Best Route In Minnesota Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Best Route In Minnesota
BETA PHOTO: Best Route In Minnesota
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Holley on BRM!!
Mike Holley on BRM!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking into Escher World and the cave!! Into the ...
Looking into Escher World and the cave!! Into the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Do you even overhang?
Do you even overhang?
Rock Climbing Photo: Annaliese at the base of Best Route in Minnesota.
BETA PHOTO: Annaliese at the base of Best Route in Minnesota.
Rock Climbing Photo: view from the base
view from the base
Rock Climbing Photo: really a great route, one of the best.
really a great route, one of the best.

Comments on The Best Route In Minnesota Add Comment
Show which comments
By Rob Dillon
Nov 15, 2007

Actually this is a Skinner route. Brady's is next door: the Half-Pipe Dream. Current status of fixed pro is unknown to me.
By RollGlobal
From: Oakland, CA
Mar 8, 2010

Much of Escher wall is still in a state of disrepair when it comes to fixed pro. The Best Route in Minnesota, however, has been rebolted with titanium and red glue (currently considered the best pro in Krabi). I just climbed it yesterday. Such a great climb.
By jasoncm
May 8, 2013

No Titanium on this route. Just Fixe stainless rings that look like they have seen better days. Really cool route though, deserves re-bolting. Easy for the grade.
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Feb 14, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Onsight, so must be soft. This route is equipped with 316 stainless steel and Hilte 500 glue (the good kind). Although not ideal, the bolts looked far better than routes with white glue. But I guess it's not about what you can see...
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Mar 26, 2014

Amazing Route! A little spaced out delicate face climbing for the first section, stellar rest half way up and then the outstanding double arete to the top! This bad boy is long, a enduro pitch by Tonsai/Railey standards. Safely bolted, stays cool in the cave all day and is totally not only the "Best Route in Minnesota" but by far one of the best routes in the Tonsai/Railey area! Worth the trek from Tonsai beach. A MUST DO!!!
By Lindsey Robinson
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 21, 2014

Great, long route. I think the crux was getting to the 2nd bolt--potential for both leader and follower to deck. So the 6c rating felt appropriate for the bottom portion, the rest gets easier while still being loads of fun. Great route, highly recommended! The bolts looked good to me-- the slings at the anchor looked like people were going for quantity over quality...but it held...

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!