REI Community
Minneopa Falls (Minneopa State Park)

Select Route:
Melting Point TR 

Minneopa Falls (Minneopa State Park) Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 1,810
Administrators: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Pete Hunt on Feb 21, 2009
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
The falls in late February. What a contrast to wh...

Pass Required MORE INFO >>>


While there is no noteworthy rock climbing in Mankato other than some bouldering, these falls give the climber stuck in Mankato something to do during the winter months. Spectators are possible due to the perfect view of the falls from the railing on the sidewalk above. That said, you will probably have the place to yourself. Although not appropriate as a road trip destination, these falls can be a lot of fun if the conditions are good and you're in the area!

Getting There 

Take 169 south out of Mankato for about 2 or 3 miles and follow the signs to Minneopa Falls. Once you turn right off of 169, keep going straight and eventually take a left into the park. The falls are a very short walk from the Minneopa parking lot.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 11.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Minneopa Falls (Minneopa State Park)
Rock Climbing Photo: .

Melting Point WI3  Minnesota : Mankato Area ICE (Mankato) : Minneopa Falls (Minneopa St...
The structure of this waterfall will vary almost every time you see it. It typically thaws and refreezes numerous times over the course of the Minnesota winter. At the start of this season (Jan. '09) it was one pillar and now it is late February and it covers the whole face like the water runs during the summertime....[more]   Browse More Classics in Minnesota

Photos of Minneopa Falls (Minneopa State Park) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete and Tyler climbing the falls
Pete and Tyler climbing the falls
Rock Climbing Photo: Russell starting off the new year right. January 1...
Russell starting off the new year right. January 1...
Rock Climbing Photo: These falls change a lot over the course of the wi...
These falls change a lot over the course of the wi...
Rock Climbing Photo: The waterfall in its "pillar form" in ea...
The waterfall in its "pillar form" in ea...

Comments on Minneopa Falls (Minneopa State Park) Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About