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Minnesota, USA

Minnesota: Climbing with a view. Ted Kryzer on Mack the Knife, Palisade Head.
Minnesota, USA (Wikipedia link)

State in the north-central United States.

Borders:
North: Manitoba and Ontario, Canada
East: Lake Superior and Wisconsin
South: Iowa
West: South Dakota and North Dakota

Web Links

Useful links about Minnesota and rock climbing in Minnesota:
Explore Minnesota
Minnesota Climbers Association (MCA) - Access Fund Local Affiliate
Minnesota Climbing (forum)
Minnesota Department 0f Natural Resources
Minnesota State Highway Map
Duluth Climbers Coalition

Kraig Decker's website -- lots of useful info about rock and ice climbing in Duluth area.

Minnesota Rock Climbing Guide Books

Rock Climbing Minnesota by Katie Berg and Angie Jacobsen. Published July 2022.

Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin  by Mike Farris

PRAIRIE WALLS: A Climbers Guide to Minnesota's Blue Mounds State Park by Don Hynek and Eric Landmann

A Field Guide to MN Bouldering published by Carvonzija, LLC

MN/WI | Midwest Bouldering Guidebooks published by Carvonzija, LLC

Peter's guide to Duluth Bouldering

North Shore Adventures: The Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling from Duluth to Grand Portage by Katie Berg. This book contains a selection of choice climbs in Northern MN (in addition to other adventure sports on the North Shore)

"Midwest Mountaineering's Taylors Falls Climbing Guide"  Authors Swenson, Roberts  and Schmidt. Out of print. Pamphlet form skeletal guide. In print from sometime in the 1970's to the early 1980's.

"Close to the Edge, Down by the River" A Climbers Guide to Interstate Park. Authors Peter VonGrossmann and Peter Scott. 1st edition 1988. 2nd edition 1989. Out of print.

Climbing Gyms and Indoor Walls

Albert Lea

Albert Lea Rock Gym

Bemidji

Bemidji State University Climbing Wall

Bloomington

Bloomington: REI - Pinnacle Wall;avad=36495_f8b0280e&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rei.com%2Fstores%2Fbloomington%2Fpinnacle.html%3Fcm_mmc%3Daff_AL-_-28559-_-36495-_-NA%26avad%3D36495_f8b0280e&avad=36495_f8b0280e

Duluth

Vertical Endeavours

College of Scholastica

University of Minnesota Duluth Climbing Walls (North Shore and Inland Walls)

Duluth Climbing and Fitness sites.google.com/duluthclim…

Minneapolis

Vertical Endeavours

Minnesota Climbing Co-op

Midwest Mountaineering (bouldering wall)

Minneapolis Bouldering Project

Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato Climbing Wall

Plymouth

Life Time Fitness Club Climbing Wall

Prior Lake

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness Rock Wall

Rochester

Roca

St. Paul

Vertical Endeavours

University of Minnesota Climbing Wall (members only)

Winona

Winona State University Climbing Center (open to public)

Bloomington

http://verticalendeavors.com/bloomington/

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Classic Climbing Routes at Minnesota

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 118
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Faeries
TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 87
Superior Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 158
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 185
Frequent Flatulence
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 75
Scars and Tripes Forever
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 95
Rapprochement
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 112
Compromises
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 78
Urge to Mate
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 180
Roof Burner
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 110
Quick Draw Moves to Hollywood
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 80
Adoption
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 119
Chinese Freedom
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 112
Advanced Birding
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 142
Work Ethic
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 99
Sigma
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fae… Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 118
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Superior Crack Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 87
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 158
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Frequent Flatulence Red Wing (a.k.a… > New Vice Area
 185
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Scars and Tripes Forever Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 75
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Rapprochement Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 95
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Compromises Sandstone > Robinson Park > Relationship Wall
 112
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Urge to Mate Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 78
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Roof Burner Red Wing (a.k.a… > E End
 180
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Quick Draw Moves to Hollywood Red Wing (a.k.a… > Large Roof Area
 110
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Adoption Sandstone > Robinson Park > Relationship Wall
 80
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Chinese Freedom Red Wing (a.k.a… > Winter Wall
 119
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Advanced Birding Red Wing (a.k.a… > Perfect Crimb Area
 112
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Work Ethic Red Wing (a.k.a… > Cyclops Area
 142
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sigma Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sigma Wall
 99
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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