Diagonals Wall Rock Climbing
Carter Stritch on corner route
South facing great for winter climbing on warmer days with sun. In summer better to start in morning and bring bug spray of course. Great collection of climbs from 5.5 to 5.11+. Most routes on the left and middle are accessible from the top so they can be TR'd. To setup TR's on the right side of wall tie into middle anchors and gently traverse right to the next anchors. Sometimes you can downclimb to the ledge other times you might have to go up and over. But highly recommend you tie in at the anchors so as not to slide off.
If leading, beware of multiple ledges to avoid ankle injuries.
You can climb on Diagonals and Sax walls in the winter when it is 40 degrees or higher on a sunny day no wind. Diagonals faces south and Sax faces west. Sax comes into the sun at 12:30pm. It is a little Dutch Oven sheltered from the wind. Enjoy! almost year round....
Same access as Sax Wall.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Diagonals Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Diagonals Wall:
Featured Route For Diagonals Wall
12) Quantum Chaos 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Minnesota
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Start in right corner below dead tree. Easy moves to middle of climb below roof. Veer left and use left edges and drill hole to approach roof. Mini-crux is pulling the mini-roof. Dicier crux is then to try and stand up on the slab to get to the anchors. Do NOT!!! touch the crack to the right at any time!!!! Trust the feet. Stay on slab.Named by physists Chuck Wilcox.Prefer no drytooling here. Drytooling destroys routes. Tradition is to use web anchors and trad gearif you really need to drytool. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Minnesota
BETA PHOTO: Diagonals Right side
By Jack and family
Jun 8, 2013
Some fun climbs on this wall.
One of the routes above the pit, just right of Ramp/Barron, had some confusing anchors at the top.
There were two sets of anchors at the top of the route (#8 maybe?). The outside set was typical of the area: glue-in bolts with chains and rap rings. The inside set had bolts with hangers, one of which was loose.
Both sets showed some wear, and the loose hangar had some rust on it.
Great area! My daughter loved climbing Barron.
I hope to stop in again before mosquito season kicks off.
Oct 18, 2015
Old inner bolt hangers are old. I have to take them off someday.