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Minnesota, USA

Minnesota: Climbing with a view.
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 and Wisconsin. ;qid=1368458060&sr=8-1&keywords=climbing+minnesota 2nd edition by Mike Farris
PRAIRIE WALLS: A Climbers Guide to Minnesota's Blue Mounds State Park by Don Hynek and Eric Landmann
Midwest Bouldering Guide by Nick O.
Peter's guide to Duluth Bouldering
North Shore Adventures: The Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling from Duluth to Grand Portage by Katie Berg has a select section on choice climbs in Northern MN (in addition to other adventure sports on the North Shore)

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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
 95
Dance of the Sugar-Plump Faeries
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 194
Looking for Lust
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 170
The Perfect Crimb
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 93
Phantom Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 98
Bluebells
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 121
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 148
Frequent Flatulence
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 71
Rapprochement
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 138
Roof Burner
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 99
Annadonia
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 114
Suicide Squeeze
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 92
Chinese Freedom
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 79
Advanced Birding
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 102
Work Ethic
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 68
Sigma
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dance of the Sugar-Plump Fa… Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 95
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Looking for Lust Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 194
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Perfect Crimb Barn Bluff (Red… > Perfect Crimb Area
 170
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Phantom Crack Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 93
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Bluebells Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 98
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 121
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Frequent Flatulence Barn Bluff (Red… > New Vice Area
 148
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rapprochement Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 71
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Roof Burner Barn Bluff (Red… > E End
 138
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Annadonia Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 99
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Suicide Squeeze Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 114
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Chinese Freedom Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 92
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Advanced Birding Barn Bluff (Red… > Perfect Crimb Area
 79
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Work Ethic Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 102
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sigma Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sigma Wall
 68
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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