Routes in Canidae Cliff (Hammond)
|A. unnamed TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|B. unnamed S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|C. unnamed TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|D. Lupus S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|E. Alternate Start to Lupus S V5-6 6C+|
|F. Wolf Spider TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|
|G. Familiarus S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|H. Foxy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|I. Never Cry Wolf TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|J. Vulpes TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|K. Latrans S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|L. Rufus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|M. ZRAC's Delight TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|N. Sirius TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|O. Room with a view TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|P. Alternate Finish for Room with a View S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|GPS:||44.222, -92.372 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Shawn P. Tracy on Jun 8, 2007|
|Admins:||Kris Gorny, Chris treggE|
DescriptionThere are a handfull of bolted routes and a few more top-rope climbs located on this natural limestone outcropping. Most of the routes are medium to high quality and range from 5.8 to 5.12. The cliff is entirely on private land and located immediatley off the edge of the road. Please be on your best behavior, wave and smile to the locals, remove all trash you may find, refrainfrom excessive chalk use (or scrub up after yourself) and stay off the road while belaying.
The crag is newly developed and is not entirely finished. As such, expect some loose rock and some routes to be a bit dusty. Some of the top-rope climbs will be bolted in the near future by the crag's developers.
On some routes, special hangers are fixed to the bolts that allow you to clip in and then thread a rapell if its just not your day. Please resist the temptation to simply rethread and get lowered as this will wear out the hangers quickly and require them to be replaced.
As of now, Canidae Cliff is officially closed for climbing.
Getting ThereCanidae Cliff is in Hammond, Minnesota, in Wabasha county, 14 miles N of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center) and 61 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota. Please park off the road on the north side of the crag. An access trail to the top of the cliff is located approximatley 100 yards north of the crag.
From The Twin Cities:
Take Highway 52 south past Zumbrota. Take Highway 60 east into Zumbro Falls and head south on Highway 63 to the small (don't blink) town of South Troy. Take Highway 11 east to the town of Hammond. Right before you cross the Zumbor River, take CR6 south. Drive 1/4 mile to the crag on your left, turn around, drive north past the crag to park on the shoulder (off the road).
Go north on 63 to the road that is marked to Plainview, hwy 247.
Make a right. Go about 2 miles, and take the second left (there is one road intersecting per mile).
This dirt road winds around and at one point you curve left where the road forks. After going down a little hill with couches and old dishwashers in the ditch to your right, you will come to a stop sign. The cliff is straight ahead. Park past the cliff on the right.
Head south on Highway 61 to Highway 63 south. Follow this to Zumbro Falls and conintue on as in the directions form the Twin Cities.
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