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Main Flow Area

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Main Flow Area  


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Administrators: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kris Gorny on Oct 7, 2010
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Description 

Area exctending from the old Historic Stage Area (off limits) to pond. Highly variable ice formations form naturally here that range from grade 3 to 6 and M5-7+. Farming most often enhances this area but, unless done throughout winter, leaves most lines bashed, unstable and down-graded for the rest of winter. Two lines form around the outside corner left of Matrix (Main Flow). Several pillars formed twice here that ranged from Grade 4 to 6. Several mixed and dry-tool routes of great quality occur here and only a few are noted on this forum.


Getting There 


Climbing Season



Weather station 7.3 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Flow Area:
Wahtusi Crack   M6     Trad, TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'   
Quick Silver   M5     Trad, TR, Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Very fun mixed route.

Quick Silver M5  MN : Sandstone : ... : Main Flow Area
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Photos of Main Flow Area Slideshow Add Photo
View from the upper landing
View from the upper landing
The main flow early December 2007
BETA PHOTO: The main flow early December 2007
Main Flow area. Amazing ice wall. 20 Feb '011.
Main Flow area. Amazing ice wall. 20 Feb '011.
Early December 2007
Early December 2007
Icefall along the west wall of the quarry.
BETA PHOTO: Icefall along the west wall of the quarry.
Ice Fest December 2009
Ice Fest December 2009
Sandstone Ice Fest
Sandstone Ice Fest
This is the area between the off-limits Historic S...
BETA PHOTO: This is the area between the off-limits Historic S...
This is the area between the off-limits Historic S...
This is the area between the off-limits Historic S...
Nate Erickson at Sandstone. Main Flow area.
Nate Erickson at Sandstone. Main Flow area.

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By Evan Johnson
From: Minneapolis, MN
Mar 25, 2013
The main flow area is one of the only areas that get natural ice somewhat reliably. The ice here goes at about WI4 when not picked out.

This area is located right in front of a couple permanent benches.

There are bolts up above most of the popular lines.