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FalconGuides Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin - 2nd Edition

Mike Farris / Morris Book Publishing, LLC / 2012

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From the publisher: Many climbers are surprised to learn that Minnesota and Wisconsin host some of the best rock climbing in the country. This updated and revised edition of Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin describes almost 1,000 routes at 13 major areas, offering a lifetime of cragging entertainment for beginners and experts alike. Experience the distinctive sea-cliff atmosphere of climbing along the north shore of Lake Superior; cling to solid quartzite routes at Devil's Lake and Blue Mounds State Park; revel in the Northwoods environment of Mystical Mountain and Carlton Peak; or push your limits on steep sport routes at Barn Bluff and Willow River. Maps, color topos, and stunning action photos accompany clearly written descriptions of the routes to make Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin an indispensable component of your next Midwestern climbing adventure.

A Field Guide to MN Bouldering

Escape Climbing / 2013

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Written in 2013 by psyched local climbers, A Field Guide to Minnesota Bouldering was the first Minnesota bouldering specific guidebook of its kind. With 150+ colored pages of detailed descriptions and hand-drawn maps, this guidebook provides everything you need to know to get started bouldering at Louisville Swamp, Sawmill, Swede’s Forest, Blue Mounds, and Taylor’s Falls.

Though a newer more comprehensive volume has since been released (The MN & WI Bouldering Guidebook), A Field Guide to Minnesota Bouldering will tell you everything you need to know about the Minnesota bouldering scene, at only a fraction of the cost.

MN & WI Bouldering Guidebook 2017

Escape Climbing / 2017

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The definitive guide to both Minnesota and Wisconsin bouldering. This unique flip-design book features long anticipated maps and descriptions for boulders ranging from Devils Lake, WI to the world-class climbing in Sandstone, MN.

After years of tireless hard-work, this guidebook (made by locals for locals) is over 500+ pages of high quality goodness. Filled from cover-to-cover with in-depth route maps, pictures, and descriptions, The MN & WI Bouldering Guidebook is everything you need to get out and start taking advantage of climbing in the upper-midwest this season!

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PRAIRIE WALLS: A Climber's Guide to Minnesota's Blue Mounds State Park

Eric Landmann and Don Hynek/Granite Publishing

Sitting at the Extreme southwest corner is of the finest undiscovered climbing gems in the Midwest - the steep purple quartzite cliffs of Blue Mounds State Park. Although underutilized, the park presently has 133 lines ranging in difficulty from 5.4 to 5.11 along the 1.5 miles of cliffline. Being situated just off I-90 at Luverne, makes this attractive stopover for interstate traveling climbers. Come join us and climb in a truly different climbing setting.

(This excerpt is copied verbatim from the back cover of the book.)

Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin

Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin

Mike Farris/Falcon Publishing Inc.

Many climbers are surprised to learn that Minnesota and Wisconsin host some of the best rock climbing in the country. The wide variety of rock and the Midwestern setting combine to produce the finest climbing found between Seneca Rocks, West Virginia and Boulder, Colorado.

Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin (formerly Minnesota Rock: Selected Climbs) describes more that 800 routes at 11 major areas, offering a lifetime of cragging entertainment for beginners and experts alike. Experience the distinctive sea-cliff atmosphere of climbing along the North Shore of Lake Superior; cling to solid basalt routes at Tailor's Falls; edge up the impeccable quartzite at Devils Lake and Blue Mounds State Park; revel in the Northwoods environment of Mystical Mountain and Carlton Peak; or push your limits on steep, difficult sport routes at Barn Bluff and Willow River. Maps and photos accompany clearly written description of routes, and pertinent access and safety information complete the package to make Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin and indispensable component of your next Midwestern climbing adventure.

(This excerpt is copied verbatim from the back cover of the book.)