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This is the first formation of the Mini Fortress Area when hiking in from the south. After passing the Prairie Walls area there is a small section of forest with no established climbs, followed by a section of exposed and climbable rock. This is the First Fortress.
See above. A short patch of forest north of Aroma Buttress separates First Fortress from the Prairie Walls Area.
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Surprise Ending 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b MN : Blue Mounds SP (Luverne) : ... : First Fortress
Follow the main crack up the nose of the buttress while also using the face to its left. Find good protection on easy moves until the crack terminates and you find the surprise ending. Put gear in here to protect the crux face block that leads to the top. Good pro is located about at your feet for the crux move, but have your belayer be watchful of rocks behind you if you fall....[more] Browse More Classics in MN
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