Elevation: 782 ft
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Shared By: Glenn Burns on Apr 6, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Kris Gorny, K Ice
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. Details

Description

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

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.

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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
 40
Jammermeister
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 82
Blue Moon
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 100
Rose Bush
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 61
Columeister
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 52
The Column
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 129
Piece of Cake
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Piece of Pie
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 54
Good Knight
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 79
Fallen Knight
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 81
Column Direct
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
Pink Pants Delight (unknown)
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 151
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Armor All
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Station 62
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 46
Fancy Dancer
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jammermeister
 40
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Blue Moon
 82
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Rose Bush
 100
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Columeister
 61
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
The Column
 52
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Piece of Cake
 129
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Piece of Pie
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Good Knight
 54
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Fallen Knight
 79
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Column Direct
 81
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Pink Pants Delight (unknown)
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
 151
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Armor All
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Station 62
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Fancy Dancer
 46
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
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