Comments: Alternate (easier) Approach - Walk past stumbling blocks and towards Ghetto Wall. Turn left and just before the trail drops steeply (8 feet of hopping down rocks). The trail you are turning onto should closely hug the wall as it climbs up the hill.
Comments: 1) The first bolt was solid when I climbed it this weekend. 2 & 3 were spinners, but the terrain was easy. The crux bolt is solid so I felt safe pulling the crux. The crux is very height dependent and clipping the crux bolt will be hard for anyone 5'6" or under.
2) The crux is very height dependent (but fun). I'm 6'1" and pulled through just fine. My 5'2" partner struggled a lot more and found the route much more burly. I'f you're tall the rating is more like 5.9. Crux was fun though.
Comments: Eric, The approach for setting topropes is super easy. Just keep walking along the top of the cliff (instead of turning right and walking to the bottom of the wall). Some routes have bolt anchors (reachable from the top) and placing gear for the others is possible. I think all of the routes are toprope-able (I haven't tried, but it seems pretty possible).
Comments: THIS AREA IS NOW CLOSED by the local police.
I asked and it seems that drivers on the road complained about climbing belaying in the middle of the road and blocking the road as they watched freinds climb. It seems to me that this closure was due to lack of attention of previous climbers and the irritation of the drivers. The land onwer and the neighbor (to the cliff) had no problem with us; just the drivers on the road. Maybe if the Mn Access fund or another group reaches out to the t... more >>
To get to the climbs drive down the very small dirt road into the woods, past the old stone walls and you will see a turn out, just big eoungh for one car about 100 feet before the tall railroad bridge. park there, don't go under the railroad bridge, otherwise you will pass the climbs.