Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 782 ft
GPS: 45.39843, -92.6535
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 67,038 total · 305/month
Shared By: Glenn Burns on Apr 6, 2006 · Updates
Admins: K Ice, Kris Gorny
Warning Access Issue: Climbing permits are required for all group and individual climbers at Interstate State Park. Permits are free, and must be renewed each year. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

The Minnesota strip is probably one of the most popular climbing destinations at Taylor's Falls if not in all of Minnesota, and rightly so. It contains a high concentration of high quality routes ranging in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.11. It is probably the highest cliff lines at Taylor's Falls, with routes ranging from 70-90 feet. The majority of the routes here are leadable using traditional protection.

Getting There Suggest change

From the parking lot/visitor's center (the park entrance nearest town) walk down the paved road toward the boat dock. As this road deadends at the river boat take a right down a hiking trail. Walk about 20 yards to the base of the Minnesota strip.

Top Rope Approach/Descent: Two approachs exist. The first is to the climber's right up a trail that leads to the old parking lot on Highway 8. Walk past the old parking lot to the left scrambling over several large boulders to the top of the climbs. The second approach is on the climber's left. Scramble to the base of Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge and continue to the climber's left. A third class gully leads to the top.

16 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Minnesota Strip Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Minnesota Strip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 91
Blue Moon
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 105
Rose Bush
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 65
Columeister
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 60
The Column
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 149
Piece of Cake
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Piece of Pie
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 67
Good Knight
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 89
Column Direct
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 92
Fallen Knight
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 29
Pink Pants Delight (unknown)
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 170
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Armor All
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Station 62
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 52
Fancy Dancer
Trad, TR
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Organic
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blue Moon
 91
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Rose Bush
 105
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Columeister
 65
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
The Column
 60
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Piece of Cake
 149
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Piece of Pie
 67
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Good Knight
 67
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Column Direct
 89
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Fallen Knight
 92
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Pink Pants Delight (unknown)
 29
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
 170
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Armor All
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Station 62
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Fancy Dancer
 52
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Organic
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c TR
More Classic Climbs in Minnesota Strip »

Sun & Shade Suggest change

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

loading