Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: Nate Postma, 1989
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Shared By: Ian Harmon on May 24, 2006
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Follow the finger crack up and to the right. I tended to lay the crack back more than jam, but either works well. Place nuts and cams as you go or TR after leading Prairie Fire. The rock is relatively solid by Red Wing standards.
  • RCM&W #114, p.137.


This route starts to the immediate right of the bolted crack Living Postmortems. Look for a finger crack with a nearby bolt (1st bolt on Living Postmortems).


Nuts and small cams, 1 optional bolt down low (Living Postmortems), and 1 up high (Prairie Fire). Shares anchors with Prairie Fire, please use your own hardware for top roping.


Dan Roberts
Eastern Iowa
Dan Roberts   Eastern Iowa
Fun climb. Move quick. Jul 10, 2008
Duluth Mn
BIATHLON   Duluth Mn
Great finger locks on this thing. Gobbles pro, bring doubles of BD green and purple and singles of other small BD cams. The larger three master cams worked great on this as well. May 28, 2009
This was one of my first 10a trad leads. Perhaps 2003?
I made it clean to the anchor on what I thought was probably good gear. When I clipped the anchor and sat back, I did not have a multi-directional first piece, and my partner was pretty far back. Every piece of gear popped out of the crack, and spun around the rope to rest on top of my belayer's ATC. I remember thinking, "Oh, that explains that recommendation..." Jul 11, 2010
Ryan Justen
St. Paul, MN
Ryan Justen   St. Paul, MN
Bomber finger locks! It felt like the feet were VERY slick, but it's been a while since I've climbed at red wing :)

I second the doubles on BD .75 (green) I would have liked three, although a nut worked just fine...

Watch out for the bat who lives about 2/3 way up... I almost whipped because of him! Jun 6, 2011
Buck Rio   MN
If you weigh more than 200 lbs. DO NOT fall on a cam on this route...the rock will simply blow out. Use nuts and small hexes if you have to climb here. Mar 22, 2018