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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

Minnesota Rock Climbing Guide Books

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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 Ed. 1 published by Carvonzija, LLC 2013

MN/WI | Midwest Bouldering Guidebooks Ed. 1 published by Carvonzija, LLC 2017

MN/WI | Midwest Bouldering Guidebooks Ed. 2 published by Carvonzija, LLC 2023

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.

2,165 Total Climbs

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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.
V1- 5-
 79
Way To Blue
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 138
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Faeries
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 171
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 89
Scars and Tripes Forever
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 107
Rapprochement
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 93
Urge to Mate
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 75
Don't bring a knife to a gun fig…
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 102
Adoption
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 135
Chinese Freedom
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 117
Advanced Birding
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 69
Poseidon Adventure
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 165
Work Ethic
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 90
Preemptive Strike
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 118
Sigma
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 78
Living All Over Me
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Way To Blue Sawmill Creek Dome > Picnic Rock
 79
V1- 5- Boulder
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fae… Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 138
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 171
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Scars and Tripes Forever Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 89
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Rapprochement Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 107
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Urge to Mate Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 93
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Don't bring a knife to a gu… Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 75
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Adoption Sandstone > Robinson Park > Relationship Wall
 102
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Chinese Freedom Red Wing (a.k.a… > Winter Wall
 135
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Advanced Birding Red Wing (a.k.a… > Perfect Crimb Area
 117
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Poseidon Adventure Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 69
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Work Ethic Red Wing (a.k.a… > Cyclops Area
 165
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Preemptive Strike Red Wing (a.k.a… > Winter Wall
 90
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Sigma Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sigma Wall
 118
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Living All Over Me Red Wing (a.k.a… > Winter Wall
 78
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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