Cyclops Area Rock Climbing
This is the Cyclops Wall from the far end. Gray s...
The Cyclops Area is on the south facing wall left of the Winter Wall Area.
Once you manage to find a parking spot, follow the stairs across the parking area up to the start of the trail. There is a trail map at the top of the stairs. Check it out, this will help you orient yourself. Follow the trail to the right known as the North Trail, stay to the right until you have to switch back left and up. This is the "crux" of the trail. Continue up the main trail until it T's at the base of the Winter Wall area. Follow the trail left for about 325 feet, until you see the main crack system. This the route known as "Forearm Smash". This area is commonly known as the Cyclops Area. Look for the big hole on the cliff wall (right of the crack), the climb directly on its line is called fittingly enough as "Cyclops".
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cyclops Area
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Cyclops Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cyclops Area:
Cyclops 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Piranha 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Featured Route For Cyclops Area
Work Ethic 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Minnesota
: Barn Bluff (Red Wing)
: Cyclops Area
One of the top classic Red Wing routes, Work Ethic offers the motivated rock jock a brilliant stretch of thin, technical face climbing that is surprisingly sustained for such a short length. Even though it goes higher, the climb is effectively over at the major ledge at 25 feet. Beta is key to the thin, crimpy nature of this face and the route feels much harder until the proper sequences are sussed out. Put in the work though, this route is worth the effort!...[more] Browse More Classics in Minnesota
By Nick.Smith Smith
From: Saint Paul, Minnesota
May 2, 2015
Here is a fun and effective crimp endurance training circuit I did the other day... Hang and send everything on Cyclops wall minus the choss to the left of wasp (ie sobriety, user friendly, unknown) and end play.
The order I did it which made for a good warm up and cool down:
-Pigeon Paranoia 10+
-Urban Chunks 11a
-Big Rocks Remembered 11d
-Wasp Mentality 12a
-Work Ethic 12a
-Suicide Squeeze 11a
-Sleeping Bat 5.10+