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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 and Wisconsin  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. 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)
Eagan
Life Time Fitness Club Climbing Wall
Minneapolis
Vertical Endeavours
Minnesota Climbing Co-Op
Midwest Mountaineering (bouldering wall)
Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato Climbing Wall
Plymouth
Life Time Fitness Club Climbing Wall
Prior Lake
Dakotah! Sport and Fitness Rock Wall
Rochester
Prairie Walls
Roca
St. Paul
Vertical Endeavours
University of Minnesota Climbing Wall (members only)
Winona
Winona State University Climbing Center (open to public)
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
 109
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Faeries
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 214
Looking for Lust
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 185
The Perfect Crimb
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 107
Phantom Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 112
Bluebells
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 142
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 164
Frequent Flatulence
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 80
Rapprochement
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 82
Compromises
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 154
Roof Burner
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 88
Quick Draw Moves to Hollywood
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 107
Chinese Freedom
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 95
Advanced Birding
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 126
Work Ethic
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 87
Sigma
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fae… Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 109
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Looking for Lust He Mni Can - Ba… > Annadonia Area
 214
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Perfect Crimb He Mni Can - Ba… > Perfect Crimb Area
 185
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Phantom Crack Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 107
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Bluebells Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 112
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 142
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Frequent Flatulence He Mni Can - Ba… > New Vice Area
 164
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rapprochement Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 80
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Compromises Sandstone > Robinson Park > Relationship Wall
 82
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Roof Burner He Mni Can - Ba… > E End
 154
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Quick Draw Moves to Hollywood He Mni Can - Ba… > Large Roof Area
 88
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Chinese Freedom He Mni Can - Ba… > Winter Wall
 107
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Advanced Birding He Mni Can - Ba… > Perfect Crimb Area
 95
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Work Ethic He Mni Can - Ba… > Cyclops Area
 126
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sigma Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sigma Wall
 87
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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