COVID-19 Update: At REI, we encourage you to get outside responsibly. Stay local, avoid recreational travel,
practice social distancing and check ahead for area and facility closures. Learn More
Mountain Project Logo

Classic Climbs for Minnesota

Mountain Project's determination of the most popular, highly-rated routes.

WI4
 27
Nightfall
Ice 2 pitches
V0-1 4+
 38
Warm-Up Slab
Boulder
V3 6A
 30
The Prow
Boulder
V4 6B
 21
B2 Bomber
Boulder
V5 6C
 24
Best Boulder in Minnesota
Boulder
V7+ 7A+
 11
Counselor Moon
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 10
The Woodpecker
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 45
Ivy Right
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 46
The Other One
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 49
Sonny and Juanita
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 70
Blue Moon
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 56
The Great Yawn
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 38
Out On A Limb
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 85
Rose Bush
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 46
The Column
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 109
Piece of Cake
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 50
Dislocation Overhang
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
The Flake
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 66
The Future
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Piece of Pie
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 98
Dance of the Sugar-Plump Faeries
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 49
Forearm Smash
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 65
Jasper's Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 60
0.1) Do You Think I'm Saxy?
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Danger High Voltage
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 69
Quetico Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 159
Goofed On Skunk Weed
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
Too Low For Zero
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Superior Crack
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 61
Danger High Boltage
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 95
Phantom Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 197
Looking for Lust
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Rubble Trouble Direct
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Good Knight
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 162
Two Tone Zephyr
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 172
The Perfect Crimb
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Year of the Ankle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 100
Bluebells
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
Fallen Knight
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 69
3) Morphine
Sport, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 96
Micro Balls
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 70
Column Direct
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
No Whippin Boys
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 166
Jump Start
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 124
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Double Cracks a.k.a. Hamburger C…
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Balcony Center
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
1) A Little Spicy!!!
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Left Lane
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 91
Needles and Pins
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 197
Sleeping Bat in a Ziplock Bag
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 44
2) Body and Soul
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 150
Frequent Flatulence
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 71
Rapprochement
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
Ex Nihilo
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 60
Scars and Tripes Forever
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 40
Laceration Jam
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 62
Compromises
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 50
Mack the Knife
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 52
Ross's Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 43
Gold Plated
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 104
Pigeon Paranoia
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Prairie Fire
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 55
Urge to Mate
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 64
Crank-n-Go-Go
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 25
Barnburner
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 91
Foreign Affairs
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 38
A Feathery Tong
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 30
Driving in Duluth
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
Dead Dog Face
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 141
Roof Burner
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 74
Quick Draw Moves to Hollywood
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 101
Annadonia
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 42
Don't bring a knife to a gun fig…
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 35
Fancy Dancer
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 47
Hidden Treasure
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 63
A Drilling Experience
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 37
Jump to Something Good
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 121
Suicide Squeeze
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 54
Doctor Limit
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 72
Wasp Mentality
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 48
Adoption
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 25
Mr. Lean
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 100
Chinese Freedom
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 80
Advanced Birding
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 44
Big Rocks Remembered
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 45
Arachnid Tendencies
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 42
Poseidon Adventure
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Soli Deo Gloria
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
Start of Something Good
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 93
Cyclops
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 108
Work Ethic
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 70
Sigma
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 52
Preemptive Strike
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 25
Oz - (AKA The Road To Emerald City)
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 50
Living All Over Me
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 36
Mississippi Burning
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 20
Nexus
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 14
Palisaid
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 23
Paradigm Shift
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nightfall Grand Marais Area Ice…
 27
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Warm-Up Slab Sawmill Creek Dome > Picnic Rock
 38
V0-1 4+ Boulder
The Prow Sawmill Creek Dome > Picnic Rock
 30
V3 6A Boulder
B2 Bomber Interstate SP (… > … > Minnesota Side… > Boonyards aka The B2 Pit
 21
V4 6B Boulder
Best Boulder in Minnesota Sandstone > Sandstone Bould… > Eldon
 24
V5 6C Boulder
Counselor Moon Sawmill Creek Dome > Picnic Rock
 11
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
The Woodpecker Sawmill Creek Dome > Picnic Rock
 10
V7-8 7B Boulder
Ivy Right Blue Mounds SP… > Prairie Walls Area > 5. Saturday Buttress
 45
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
The Other One Interstate SP (… > Tourist Rocks
 46
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Sonny and Juanita Interstate SP (… > Tourist Rocks
 49
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Blue Moon Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 70
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
The Great Yawn Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 56
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Out On A Limb Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 38
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Rose Bush Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 85
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
The Column Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 46
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Piece of Cake Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 109
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Dislocation Overhang Duluth Area (Ro… > Ely's Peak
 50
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Flake Duluth Area (Ro… > Ely's Peak
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Future Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 66
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Piece of Pie Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Dance of the Sugar-Plump Fa… Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 98
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Forearm Smash Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 49
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jasper's Dihedral Blue Mounds SP… > Prairie Walls Area > 5. Saturday Buttress
 65
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
0.1) Do You Think I'm Saxy? Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sax Wall
 60
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Danger High Voltage Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 80
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Quetico Crack Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Goofed On Skunk Weed Barn Bluff (Red… > New Vice Area
 159
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Too Low For Zero Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 76
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Superior Crack Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 67
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Danger High Boltage Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 61
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Phantom Crack Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Looking for Lust Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 197
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rubble Trouble Direct Lake County Rd… > Section 13
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Good Knight Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Two Tone Zephyr Barn Bluff (Red… > New Vice Area
 162
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Perfect Crimb Barn Bluff (Red… > Perfect Crimb Area
 172
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Year of the Ankle Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bluebells Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 100
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Fallen Knight Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
3) Morphine Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sax Wall
 69
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Micro Balls Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 96
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Column Direct Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 70
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
No Whippin Boys Barn Bluff (Red… > New Vice Area
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Jump Start Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 166
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 124
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Double Cracks a.k.a. Hambur… Interstate SP (… > Keyhole Area
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Balcony Center Blue Mounds SP… > Prairie Walls Area > 7. Sunday Buttress
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
1) A Little Spicy!!! Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sax Wall
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Left Lane Barn Bluff (Red… > E End
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Needles and Pins Barn Bluff (Red… > Large Roof Area
 91
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sleeping Bat in a Ziplock Bag Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 197
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
2) Body and Soul Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sax Wall
 44
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Frequent Flatulence Barn Bluff (Red… > New Vice Area
 150
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rapprochement Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 71
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Ex Nihilo Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 39
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Scars and Tripes Forever Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 60
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Laceration Jam Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 40
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Compromises Sandstone > Robinson Park > Relationship Wall
 62
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Mack the Knife Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 50
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Ross's Crack Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 52
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Gold Plated Tettegouche SP… > Shovel Point
 43
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Pigeon Paranoia Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 104
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Prairie Fire Barn Bluff (Red… > New Vice Area
 68
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Urge to Mate Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 55
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Crank-n-Go-Go Barn Bluff (Red… > Perfect Crimb Area
 64
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Barnburner Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Foreign Affairs Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 91
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
A Feathery Tong Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 38
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Driving in Duluth Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 30
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Dead Dog Face Barn Bluff (Red… > E End
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Roof Burner Barn Bluff (Red… > E End
 141
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Quick Draw Moves to Hollywood Barn Bluff (Red… > Large Roof Area
 74
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Annadonia Barn Bluff (Red… > Annadonia Area
 101
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Don't bring a knife to a gu… Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 42
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Fancy Dancer Interstate SP (… > Minnesota Strip
 35
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Hidden Treasure Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 47
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
A Drilling Experience Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 63
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Jump to Something Good Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 37
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Suicide Squeeze Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 121
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Doctor Limit Barn Bluff (Red… > New Vice Area
 54
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Wasp Mentality Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 72
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Adoption Sandstone > Robinson Park > Relationship Wall
 48
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Mr. Lean Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 25
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Chinese Freedom Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 100
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Advanced Birding Barn Bluff (Red… > Perfect Crimb Area
 80
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Big Rocks Remembered Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 44
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Arachnid Tendencies Barn Bluff (Red… > Large Roof Area
 45
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Poseidon Adventure Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 42
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Soli Deo Gloria Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 26
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Start of Something Good Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cyclops Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 93
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Work Ethic Barn Bluff (Red… > Cyclops Area
 108
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sigma Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sigma Wall
 70
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Preemptive Strike Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 52
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Oz - (AKA The Road To Emera… Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 25
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Living All Over Me Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 50
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mississippi Burning Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 36
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Nexus Sandstone > Robinson Park > Sigma Wall
 20
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Palisaid Tettegouche SP… > Palisade Head
 14
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad
Paradigm Shift Barn Bluff (Red… > Winter Wall
 23
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport