Elevation: 1,058 ft
GPS: 44.028, -91.627 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: EB on Jun 14, 2010 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Kris Gorny, K Ice

Description

Sugar Loaf is an iconic place in Winona, MN. Sitting approx 600 ft above Winona, the Sugarloaf is a unique man-made tower; a result from quarrying in the 1800s. It offers routes on all aspects of the tower ranging from 5.3- 5.11 in difficulty. The majority of routes are in the 5.6-5.9 range. Currently 28 lead routes and a few additional top rope anchors with approx 8-12 more routes to be bolted. Most anchors have stainless steel wiregate biners at the anchors for easy TRing and cleaning. Almost all anchors are glue in bolts with the remaining expansion bolts slated to be removed by the end of 2017. There is a comprehensive trail plan approved by the city that will offer better access and develop the park as a designated rock climbing area. Routes are listed beginning on the NW corner and moving right from there around the formation.

Getting There

At the intersection of Mankato Ave and Highway 61 in Winona, head south on 43 to a quick right hand turn to E Lake Blvd to a parking area with signs for" Sugarloaf Trailhead parking". The trailhead is behind edina reality. Please do not park in the Treasure Under Sugarloaf parking lot or Edina Reality's lot. All parking is on the side of the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Winona, Sugar Loaf

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
Ramp Route
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Franklin's Tower
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Green Room
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
The Exterminator
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
The Saga
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Franklin's Direct
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Runnin' Late
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 11
West Face Overhang
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 8
Keystone Light
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
The Sherriff
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Air Pig
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Running Scared
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Lonely Arete
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Winona Alpine Club
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 6
Rope Thief
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ramp Route
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Franklin's Tower
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Green Room
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Exterminator
 12
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Saga
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Franklin's Direct
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Runnin' Late
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
West Face Overhang
 11
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Keystone Light
 8
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
The Sherriff
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Air Pig
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Running Scared
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lonely Arete
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Winona Alpine Club
 7
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rope Thief
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
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