To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments
so you only print what you need.
Blue Mounds State Park (Luverne)
BLUE MOUNDS STATE PARK AT LUVERNE, MN
Blue Mounds State Park is located in the southwest corner of Minnesota. Located approximately 4 miles from the town of Luverne, BMSP offers rock climbing on quartzite similar to the rocks at Devils Lake, WI. The quartzite cliffs rise approximately 100 feet from the prairie and offer 50-60 foot climbs of various difficulty from 5.4 to 5.12. The area is primarily a traditional climbing crag, but top roping is possible with the proper gear. There are also number of bouldering problems. There are no bolted routes.
Park Entrance From the town of Luverne, go north 4 miles on Minnesota Hwy. 75. Turn east on County Road 20 (aka 161st st.) and go 1 mile to park entrance.
Climbing parking The most commonly used climbing parking lot is off Rock County 8 (aka 141st street.) From Luverne take 75 north about 1 mile out of town (or from the state park ranger office at the camp ground take 75 south) and turn east on Rock County 8. Continue on Rock County 8 for 1.2 miles. As the road forks to the right there is a small parking lot on the left- park here. The majority of the approach trails are off the paved bike/pedestrian path. This bike/pedestrian path can also be reached from the camp grounds and you can approach the cliff from the north rather than the south (as long as you don't mind a bit of a walk.) Some climbs (particularly those in the forest) may be reached via Burr Oak Trail in the quarry.
As of 2018 climbers are no longer asked to visit the state park ranger office for registration prior to climbing. Instead, please have all members of your party register at the self-registration box in the parking lot described above.