Minnesota Strip Rock Climbing
Routes in Minnesota Strip
|Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Armor All T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Blue Moon T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Columeister T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Column Direct T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Column, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Fallen Knight T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Fancy Dancer T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Good Knight T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Jammermeister T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Organic TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Piece of Cake T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Piece of Pie T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Pink Pants Delight (unknown) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Rose Bush T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Station 62 T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
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DescriptionThe 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 ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Minnesota Strip
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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