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Crab Legs S 
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C Section Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,224'
Location: 48.24392, -92.46085 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Sean Foster on May 29, 2015
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The C-Section is named as such because at the start of the area, coming from south to north, there is a "C" spray painted on a pillar where a somewhat obvious break from one area to the next occurs. I named it this before realizing there are letters and numbers spray painted all over this crag.

I have a C-Section story to share about my second son's birth, but this area is not about that. It is about having fun with the discovery of the letter C and all the routes in this area have a C word in their name.

This area contains the tallest climbs at the Hill, reaching 60+ feet in height. It is in the middle of the crescent moon shaped crag and therefore has the shortest approach from road to rock.

Getting There 

Park in the gravel pit 0.8 miles up Nelson Road after turning from Crane Lake Rd. Walk north along Nelson Road for about 0.5 miles and turn right on the first License Plate Path marked with plate PND-923.

The C-Section has two sub areas; the Lower C-Section and the Upper C-Section. As you follow PND-923, there will be a second plate, (insert), that marks the right turn on the trail to the Upper C-Section. Stay to the left and you'll walk out right into the Lower.

Climbing Season

Weather station 24.4 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in C Section

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for C Section:
Hanging Chad   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'   
C Saw   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 65'   
Crab Legs   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 36'   
Clouds   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 66'   
Assassin's Creed   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 65'   
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Featured Route For C Section
Rock Climbing Photo: The tall portion of Lower C Section. Clouds follow...

Clouds 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Minnesota : Jeff's World (MN/CA border) : ... : C Section
Born through clouds of dust. First climbed with angry clouds closing in. Your best way to reach the clouds at the hill.Layback left of the first roof 15 feet up, mantle past a few slopey ledges and up a run out but easy low angle ramp. Trend left at a small roof with great underclings. Move through some delicate moves up to the ledge right of the pillar. Stem up and summit the pillar.This long route (by hill standards) is a great moderate tour through thoughtful moves. Avoid the dirty and wet bl...[more]   Browse More Classics in Minnesota

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