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Visiting Minneapolis - Still Ice?

Postby jwclimbs » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:53 pm

I'll be in the mpls area mid April for a couple of weeks...was wondering if I dare bring ice tools, or are things starting to melt out? Any good climbing gym recommendations?

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Re: Visiting Minneapolis - Still Ice?

Postby Tonka » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:34 pm

Leave the tools at home you won't be able to use them. We're boating by the end of April here.
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Re: Visiting Minneapolis - Still Ice?

Postby jwclimbs » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:12 am

Bummer....
South facing cliffs?? I can bring the rock shoes instead. :P
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Re: Visiting Minneapolis - Still Ice?

Postby Tonka » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:28 am

jwclimbs wrote:Bummer....
South facing cliffs?? I can bring the rock shoes instead. :P

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bring your fishing rod.
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Re: Visiting Minneapolis - Still Ice?

Postby jwclimbs » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:46 pm

Hmmm...now I see why Minnesotans make insane road trips west for climbing. Not a fan of fishing; guess I'll just bring the Jagermiester.
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Re: Visiting Minneapolis - Still Ice?

Postby aedwards » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:32 pm

Vertical Endeavors is the climbing gym, it's in St Paul, there is a bouldering cave at Midwest Mountaineering, near downtown MPLS.

There is outdoor climbing at Taylors Falls, ~1hr away from the cities, that's TR/trad on good basalt, or Red Wing, also ~1hr away from the cities, that's sport on limestone/dolomite.
Whereabouts in the cities will you be staying?
I was out last weekend at Taylors and it was great. I might be available to do some climbing, though I may be out of town on the weekends.
Let me know if you're interested.
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Re: Visiting Minneapolis - Still Ice?

Postby jwclimbs » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:27 pm

Ill be in town from the 12th to the 22nd with free time on the weekend (16th & 17th). I'm staying on the west side in the Golden Valley area. Sounds like I may be stuck to the plastic at VE.
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Re: Visiting Minneapolis - Still Ice?

Postby aedwards » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:41 pm

If I'm in town and it's nice, I'll be climbing outside somewhere, and I'll let you know if that's the case.
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