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Suicide Squeeze

5.11, Sport,  Avg: 3 from 173 votes
FA: Dan Meyer (1990)
Minnesota > Red Wing (a.k.a… > Cyclops Area


Although the grade is debated a little, this is a great consensus 11. Delicate moves on good rock, not too pumpy as there is a good rest at the ledge and the crux is early. Requires a little thought and a bit of a sequence.


Between Work Ethic and Cyclops. It used to share anchors with Cyclops, but it now has its own anchors.

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4 bolts. Please use your own gear for top rope. Please bring an extra biner, and if the ones up top look bad or don't easily clip or shut, please replace. It's good karma.

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Ethan on Route
[Hide Photo] Ethan on Route
Reaching for the jug!
[Hide Photo] Reaching for the jug!
Grant getting pumped right before a fall
[Hide Photo] Grant getting pumped right before a fall
Darin Limvere and Lana Nysse on Suicide Squeeze. June, 2007.<br>
[Hide Photo] Darin Limvere and Lana Nysse on Suicide Squeeze. June, 2007.
The crux of Suicide Squeeze.
[Hide Photo] The crux of Suicide Squeeze.

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Ian Harmon
Minneapolis, MN
[Hide Comment] A very fun route, although I think calling it a 5.11c is a bit optomistic, hey it boosts my ego. Follow the small pockets past the first two bolts (crux), at which point the hold start to get a little bigger. Continue to a large ledge and climb the slab to the top clipping a bolt en route. This route shares anchors with Cyclops. Jun 6, 2006
Sean Patrick
Minneapolis, MN
[Hide Comment] A great route on solid rock that onsights a little harder than 11c. It's powerful for the inefficent, and a perfectly pleasant balance-fest for those who can keep their weight over their feet. A delightful way to start working medium 11's at Red Wing, it's also fun to find yourself on this route again and again. Nov 13, 2007
randy baum
[Hide Comment] agreed: fun thin/techy route. moving out of the cave/hueco is also quite fun, juggy. May 27, 2008
Nick Smith
Saint Paul, MN
[Hide Comment] I would highly recommend staying the course over the bulge after the ledge and last bolt. It definitely adds a little something to the flavor. Sep 21, 2013
Christopher Deal
Fargo, ND
Ryan Donahue
Rochester, MN
[Hide Comment] The first two bolts are pretty difficult. You need to know the sequence at the bottom. The holds are there, you just need to use them accurately and plan your foot placements. The 2nd half of the route is a lot easier. May 17, 2023