Elevation: 735 ft
GPS: 42.954, -91.141 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Burton Lindquist on Dec 22, 2016
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge
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Access Issue: The railroad tracks proper are private property - No Trespassing Details

Description

Along the railroad tracks, on the hillside facing the Mississippi River, are a few creases and small cliffs where water flows in the summer.

This can be a breezy, noisy place to climb, but the Main Route and its satellite icicles are reasonably tall, steep, and reliable.

Getting There

"New" approach beta:

There are several approaches that do not just walk up the tracks.

The most common would be to park along County X, cut through the quarry (be aware that this is private property here), cross the tracks, and hike up through the woods and along the river bank.

You could also park at the Biefer Boat Ramp, and hike up through the woods along the river bank.

Several approaches exist from above, but they are somewhat dangerous - you will be on a steep, icy slope above cliffs. Park on County Highway X and walk over. To get to the Main Flow without hiking along the tracks you, you have to find the top of the Flow and rap in - not easy if you don't know the area well.

Burt's original approach beta:

Walking north along the RR tracks from the parking spot along County X, the Main Route is the first ice you will come to.  Further along the tracks, beyond the first noticeable bend, other lesser flows are in some of the creases found in the slope up and to the east.

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