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Franklin Street Bridge Ice Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.9649, -93.2215 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: russellHOBART on Jan 30, 2009
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Description 

Mid to late season, ice forms when it's been particularly cold weather. Perhaps the best/biggest vertical ice in the cities when it forms.

Getting There 

The flow is located on the north east side of Franklin bridge on the Mississippi. Generally you can park on river rd just north of Franklin

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Photos of Franklin Street Bridge Ice Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: middle route
middle route
Rock Climbing Photo: franklin top view
BETA PHOTO: franklin top view
Rock Climbing Photo: Right side of the falls
Right side of the falls
Rock Climbing Photo: panorama of franklin
BETA PHOTO: panorama of franklin

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By Kevin Kent
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 20, 2010
From what I can tell, this area is in minneapolis, not st. paul, so no permit is required.
By Corwin Diamond
From: Eden Prairie, MN
Nov 17, 2011
There was a retaining wall installed within the last year, so the three routs to the right now have a ledge 1 to 5 feet deep about half way up the route.
By fishermrtn
From: Searcy, AR
Jan 4, 2017
Whoever put those bolts up there, thank you. All are great except for far climber's left pair, the bolt on the top of the concrete block was buried in mud and spun freely when dug out so it probably needs to be replaced.