Elevation: 1,572 ft
GPS: 43.704, -96.181 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Spencer Marty on Jun 30, 2018 with improvements by Benedict Rasmussen
Admins: Kris Gorny, chris tregge

Description

Red Green Show, Trump Boulders, Lover's Fortress, No Name, and Tetris are located in this area. Long hike (3/4 - 1 mile) but the climbs are worth the walk. Lover's Fortress (the south-most boulder of this area) offers a variety of easier climbs and is shaded throughout the day. Red Green Show, Tetris, and Trump Boulders offer a bit more challenge further north. 

Getting There

There are multiple ways to approach bouldering at Mini Fortress, depending on which boulders you are looking for.North Entrance (Paved trail and a little bushwhacking)Leaving from the climbers lot on the south side of the state park, walk north on the paved path for about a mile until you are a couple hundred feet from where the path turns 90 degrees to the east (right). On your left you should see a small brown park sign that says "Mini Fortress Area" with a number "4" on it. From here, hike straight up to the cliff. There is no designated path so tread lightly. On your right should be the Trump Boulders.South Entrance (from Prairie Walls) Start by making your way to the Saturday Buttress along the paved path (Jaspers Dihedral is hard to miss!) When you get up to the cliff line, head north (to your right, when facing the cliff) past the formidable roofs of Sunday Buttress. Soon after the Sunday Buttress you'll enter a medium-sized outcrop of trees. Just before you pass through this outcrop of trees, Lover's Fortress is on your right (east). Once you pass through to the other side, you've arrived at First Fortress, the first wall of Mini Fortress. Red Green Show boulder is about halfway into the next outcrop of trees, and Trump Boulders is a ways further north (just before you see it, the trees open up to the east and you can see down to the paved trail and the "Mini Fortress Area" sign. 

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