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Routes in Minnesota Strip

Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Armor All T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blue Moon T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Columeister T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Column Direct T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Column, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fallen Knight T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fancy Dancer T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Good Knight T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jammermeister T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Organic TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Piece of Cake T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Piece of Pie T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pink Pants Delight (unknown) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rose Bush T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Station 62 T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: ????
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Shared By: Andy Hansen on Oct 4, 2010
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE

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Description

Angel Food is a distinct line that runs under and up to a very large roof. To get the most out of this route follow the diagonal crack system to under the roof, avoid the easy terrain to your right that is very tempting for your feet, place your pro and fire over the roof using the splitter crack and undercling. If you avoid the slanting ledges to your right this climb climbs consistently 5.8+ to a 5.10b crux. This route is #38 in Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin at the Minnesota Strip.

Location

Far right side of Minnesota strip area. Once you're in the climbing area look up and find the large, protruding roof.

Protection

Standard Rack. Small cams at crux.

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Lou Hibbard
Eagan, MN
Lou Hibbard   Eagan, MN
I've done it both ways but going left around the roof is also an interesting variation if you actually climb high to right under the roof before traversing left in a thin hands crack. Aug 16, 2016
Thanks Andy. Jun 26, 2014
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
 
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
 
If I remember correctly I read the name Angel Food in a comprehensive WI/MI Guidebook. I'll change it to appropriately reflect it's history and continuity. Jun 12, 2014
The name of this route is Station 62 as per Midwest Mountaineering's guide to Taylors Falls and Close to the Edge,Down by the River a Climber's guide to Interstate Park. As the co-author of Close to the Edge... and climbing at TF since 1979, I have never heard this climb referred to as Angle Food. Jun 12, 2014
Josh Cox
Andover, MN
 
Josh Cox   Andover, MN
 
A.K.A. Station 62 Jun 6, 2011