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: 738 ft
GPS: 47.32016, -91.21086
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 236,201 total · 1,077/month
Shared By: nodin on Apr 12, 2006 · Updates
Admins: K Ice, Kris Gorny
Warning Access Issue: Temporary Peregrine Falcon access restrictions DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

Palisade Head is the most serious and richest crag in Minnesota. With very few climbs easier than 5.8 and the bulk of climbs harder than 5.10, this is the place in Minnesota to hone your hardman skills. Between several off-width, hand and heinous finger cracks, crystal faces, or stunning arête's, there should be enough variety here to please almost anyone!

The Southern Ramparts are generally closed early in the season for Falcon nesting. Keep an eye out for posted closure signs and respect closures to avoid conflict with the Park.

Climbs in the Amphitheatre tend to be the most popular and crowded and are also most easily visited by tourists. Plenty of crack systems to be found along the entire top of the Head to build anchors. If you are not feeling confident, a pair of ascenders is a good idea.

Getting There Suggest change

About 2 Miles before the turn in for Tettegouche State Park

89 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Palisade Head Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Palisade Head

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 95
Superior Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 51
Laceration Jam
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 86
Scars and Tripes Forever
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 105
Rapprochement
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 93
Urge to Mate
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 61
A Feathery Tong
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 66
Hidden Treasure
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 73
Don't bring a knife to a gun fig…
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 67
Poseidon Adventure
Trad 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 39
Mr. Lean
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 43
Soli Deo Gloria
Trad, TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 33
Oz - (AKA The Road To Emerald City)
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
 20
Superior Arete
Trad, TR
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 23
Palisaid
Trad, TR
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 11
Happy Happy, Joy Joy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Superior Crack
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Laceration Jam
 51
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Scars and Tripes Forever
 86
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Rapprochement
 105
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Urge to Mate
 93
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
A Feathery Tong
 61
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Hidden Treasure
 66
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Don't bring a knife to a gu…
 73
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Poseidon Adventure
 67
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Lean
 39
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Soli Deo Gloria
 43
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Oz - (AKA The Road To Emera…
 33
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Superior Arete
 20
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R Trad, TR
Palisaid
 23
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad, TR
Happy Happy, Joy Joy
 11
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
More Classic Climbs in Palisade Head »

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