Jeff's World (Proper) Rock Climbing
Bobby mounting up for the crux of Cathedral.
This is wilderness sport climbing at its best! This is a 75' cliff that is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. At the steepest point the cliff overhangs about 25'. It is nicely featured and clean granite for this area.
Originally called "David Lake," this impressive amphitheater was re-dubbed "Jeff's World" by Josh Helke (MN native and owner of Organic Climbing) in 2002, when Jeff brought the first crew of friends to the area. The name stuck.
Follow the directions to the Secret Lake trail. Boat past that trailhead and keep going into David lake. Go to the far north bay. Just after going through a little narrows where a peninsula comes in from the east on the north end, park the boat on the west side of the bay. (I will post a beta picture of the trailhead)
If you miss the trail, you can bushwhack your way west and you will run into the main cliff band. Follow it north or south to the climbing area.
Trail head corridinates:
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 15.1 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Jeff's World (Proper)
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jeff's World (Proper):
Gargoyle 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 50'
Featured Route For Jeff's World (Proper)
Alpha Speed Project (OPEN PROJECT) 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a MN
: Jeff's World (MN/CA border)
: Jeff's World (Proper)
Inspiring-looking line. All the holds are there, just needs some mighty musculature to unlock the beta. Bring IT. UPDATE Oct 2016: all the moves go, just ask Dunks. This proud line will go down quickly upon the opening of next season, as long as that redpoint crux slab is dry.Crux: Well, which is harder? Squat-Thug-Slap-Smack with the right hand to a slopey arete VS Burly, One-Arm-Toss to a finger bucket off of a shitty right hand slot. I don't know, you tell me. Someone need...[more] Browse More Classics in MN
BETA PHOTO: Notice the blue wrap around the birch tree. The tr...
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sunset from the campsite on top of the cliffs
Looking South from Jeff's World Trailhead
Coming up on Jeff's World Proper
BETA PHOTO: Aerial view of trail to Jeffs world from crag side
BETA PHOTO: Trail head for Jeff's World
BETA PHOTO: Jeff's world Middle Route 6 - Project - mid 13 Ro...
BETA PHOTO: Jeff's World North Route 1 - Project 12+ish Route...
BETA PHOTO: The whole cliff band from Jeff's World to Secret l...
BETA PHOTO: Trail to Jeff's world from lake view.
This is the middle of the Jeff's world cliff from ...
By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
Oct 9, 2007
Lookin good Jeff! I can't wait to see this place!
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Sep 15, 2008
You deserve a medal Jeff. Thanks for the amazing weekend (despite the rain)!