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Big Rocks Remembered

5.11d, Sport,  Avg: 2.6 from 58 votes
FA: Pam and Nate Postma, 1992
Minnesota > Red Wing (a.k.a… > Cyclops Area

Description

Interesting pockets and powerful moves down low on this route, then sparsely protected towards the top. Not hard up there but groundfall potential for sure.

Location

Find the blunt nose of Urban Chunks, the start of the route is just to the right.

Protection

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. It's good karma.

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Chris Deal on the Route, photo by Carly Deal
[Hide Photo] Chris Deal on the Route, photo by Carly Deal
Slings around column in runout section.
[Hide Photo] Slings around column in runout section.

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[Hide Comment] great bottom climbing the top is absolute crap May 23, 2006
Jonathan Williams
Minneapolis
 
[Hide Comment] Two ways to do the bottom. Make some big moves! Not commonly done, but quite fun. Mar 25, 2007
Kiri Namtvedt
Minneapolis, MN
[Hide Comment] The start is crimpy and continuous! The way I climbed it involved crimping up to perhaps the second bolt and traversing left with difficulty to insecure huecos. The crimpy difficulties continue until you latch a gigantic rail and move into the easier but unprotected section, a lot like Urban Chunks (but a tad harder). Then a final bolt, and another runout to the top. Sep 14, 2009
Nick Smith
Saint Paul, MN
  5.11d
[Hide Comment] Took some whipper's for the team and broke a pocket and nice big flake off today. Mind what you pull on coming up to the huecos and top section. The more you stay right, the better. Fun bottom section though. Tough start. Sep 21, 2013
Byron
Tucson, AZ
  5.11d
[Hide Comment] Fun sharp bouldery bottom. The crux is keeping enough skin on your fingers to bump up some crimps to a slopey horn. Worth doing. Mar 31, 2014
Gavin Purcell
Minneapolis, MN
 
[Hide Comment] In the long runout section before the last bolt, you'll find a short column. This column can be slung with a double and single length sling together to protect against a bad, albeit unlikely, ground fall. May 22, 2016