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Twin Cities Ice (MSP/STP)

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Brideveil Falls 
Crosby Park 
Franklin Street Bridge Ice 
Lilydale Park aka The Brickyards 
Shadow Falls 
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Twin Cities Ice (MSP/STP) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: K Ice on Aug 28, 2008
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Late season mixed bouldering

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There is quite a bit of climbable ice around the Twin Cities! I'm not going to post all the locations but I do want people to know that it's around. Go out and explore, be respectful, and have fun!

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Weather station 6.1 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Twin Cities Ice (MSP/STP)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Twin Cities Ice (MSP/STP):
Homer's Odyssey   WI4     Trad, TR, Ice   Crosby Park
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Waterfall Ice
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Late Season Ice Bouldering. Harness is for the sp...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lucifer's Arboretum.  Two tiers of vertical ice an...
Lucifer's Arboretum. Two tiers of vertical ice an...

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By DaveH
From: Brooklyn, NY
Jan 20, 2017
So apparently ice climbing is now banned in St. Paul??? What's the skinny? Is the ban enforced? I'll be in town in Feb and don't have time for a Sandstone trip. Would like to get some swings in.