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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)

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
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
 98
Dance of the Sugar-Plump Faeries
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 197
Looking for Lust
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 172
The Perfect Crimb
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 95
Phantom Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 100
Bluebells
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 123
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 150
Frequent Flatulence
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 71
Rapprochement
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 139
Roof Burner
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 101
Annadonia
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 117
Suicide Squeeze
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 97
Chinese Freedom
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 79
Advanced Birding
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 106
Work Ethic
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 70
Sigma
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dance of the Sugar-Plump Fa… Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 98
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Looking for Lust Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 197
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Perfect Crimb Barn Bluff (Red… > Perfect Crimb Area
 172
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Phantom Crack Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Bluebells Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 100
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 123
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Frequent Flatulence Barn Bluff (Red… > New Vice Area
 150
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
 139
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Annadonia Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 101
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Suicide Squeeze Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 117
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Chinese Freedom Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 97
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
 106
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sigma Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sigma Wall
 70
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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