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Striking walls but limestone choss.  Mines of Spain, Dubuque, IA.
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Kaner
Mar 6, 2008
Striking walls but limestone choss. Mines of Spain, Dubuque, IA.  
There is no Rock Climbing or Rappelling at the Mines of Spain

New signage has been erected and ticketing will begin in 2018. Please share this with others or contact the EB Lyons Center for special permits 563-556-0620

Free climbing, and climbing or rappelling activity which uses bolts, pitons, or similar permanent anchoring equipment or ropes, harnesses, or slings is prohibited in state parks and recreation areas, except by persons or groups registered with the person in charge of the area. Individuals participating with groups must each sign a registration form before climbing or rappelling. Climbing or rappelling is not permitted at the Ledges State Park, Boone County; Dolliver State Park, Webster County; Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County; Mines of Spain Recreation Area, Dubuque County; Maquoketa Caves State Park, Jackson County; Elk Rock State Park, Marion County and Stone State Park, Woodbury and Plymouth counties.

Rock Climbing is unsafe due to the bridle limestone rock, it can break apart easily, with freezing and thawing the limestone rock continually sluffs off the bluffs. 5 days ago
J. Stark
Iowa
J. Stark   Iowa
It looks like climbing isn't allowed at Mines of Spain. This is copied from the Iowa DNR website.

Climbing or rappelling is not permitted at the Ledges State Park, Boone County; Dolliver State Park, Webster County; Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County; Mines of Spain Recreation Area, Dubuque County; Maquoketa Caves State Park, Jackson County; Elk Rock State Park, Marion County and Stone State Park, Woodbury and Plymouth counties

iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Ca… Nov 30, 2015
trisgo
Omaha, NE (at the moment)
trisgo   Omaha, NE (at the moment)
Hey, so what's the deal with this area? Is any part of this cliff worthy of trad lines or is climbing here a bad idea? Has anyone climbed here before? Possible to set up top ropes? Nov 30, 2015

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