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Minnesota Rock Climbing Guide

Climbing in Minnesota - Top-roping, Sport Climbing, and Trad Climbing

8 (must climb)
Wyoming Mountains

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top 5.10s

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Hard Water Sports - Adventure Outfitting
979 Charles Ave. St Paul MN 55104


Barn Bluff, Redwing - Bolted sport climbing on a somewhat chaucey sandstone-limestone mix. Most climbs are between 40'-70' and range
5.8 to 5.13 With nearly 50 routs, this place has something for everyone.

Interstate Park, Taylor’s Falls - Top-rope and trad climb on the basalt bluffs above the St Croix River. This park is shared by Minnesota and Wisconsin with climbing on both sides of the river. A high concentration of routs are found along the main pathway of the Minnesota side of the river and if you're looking to avoid the crowds, eplore the bluffs on the Wisconside of the park.

Robinson Park, Sandstone - The old quarry site along the Kettle River is being reclaimed by the Minnesota climbing community. Sport climb on over twenty bolted routes, and don't miss the Sandstone Ice Festival

Blue Mounds State Park - A climbers treasure located in the prairie of South-West Minnesota. A wall of rock sneaks out of the expansive pairie giving climbers a variety of cracks and overhangs to play on.

Ely’s Peak - Just outside of Jay Cooke State Park, south-west of Duluth MN.

North Shore Climbs- Palisade Head, Shovel Point, Section 13, Johnson lake.

Willow River State Park, WI - although not in Minnesota, the park is located just across the Wisconsin boarder. Very steep sport routes for only the stoutest of climbers. Most of the routes fall in the 5.12 to 513 range.

Drive Time From Minnespolis

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Trad climbing "Key Hole" Minnesota side of Interstate Park, Taylors Falls

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Inroduction to Climbing Rock
Outdoor Sport Climbing
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MN climbing

Climber leading "Wild Thing" Robinson Park, Sandstone, MN


Mountaineering course

Kaf Adventures
Intro to Mountaineering

north shore climbing

South Annex Palisade Head, North Shore lake Superior.