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PRAIRIE WALLS: A Climber's Guide to Minnesota's Blue Mounds State Park



Eric Landmann and Don Hynek/Granite Publishing
Sitting at the Extreme southwest corner is of the finest undiscovered climbing gems in the Midwest - the steep purple quartzite cliffs of Blue Mounds State Park. Although underutilized, the park presently has 133 lines ranging in difficulty from 5.4 to 5.11 along the 1.5 miles of cliffline. Being situated just off I-90 at Luverne, makes this attractive stopover for interstate traveling climbers. Come join us and climb in a truly different climbing setting.

(This excerpt is copied verbatim from the back cover of the book.)
Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin

Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin



Mike Farris/Falcon Publishing Inc.
Many climbers are surprised to learn that Minnesota and Wisconsin host some of the best rock climbing in the country. The wide variety of rock and the Midwestern setting combine to produce the finest climbing found between Seneca Rocks, West Virginia and Boulder, Colorado.

Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin (formerly Minnesota Rock: Selected Climbs) describes more that 800 routes at 11 major areas, offering a lifetime of cragging entertainment for beginners and experts alike. Experience the distinctive sea-cliff atmosphere of climbing along the North Shore of Lake Superior; cling to solid basalt routes at Tailor's Falls; edge up the impeccable quartzite at Devils Lake and Blue Mounds State Park; revel in the Northwoods environment of Mystical Mountain and Carlton Peak; or push your limits on steep, difficult sport routes at Barn Bluff and Willow River. Maps and photos accompany clearly written description of routes, and pertinent access and safety information complete the package to make Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin and indispensable component of your next Midwestern climbing adventure.

(This excerpt is copied verbatim from the back cover of the book.)