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Barn Bluff

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About Barn Bluff:

An old limestone quarry on the bluff overlooking the city of Red Wing and the Missippi River. Some of the routes are dirty, but the lions share are quality. All established routes are bolted (in order to prevent erosion of the top soil cover in the cliff), with the exception of a few crack climbs and some "open projects". There are many routes of all dificulty levels, including many good routes for beggining leaders. The area is owned by the City of Red Wing and continued access depends on appropriate behavior/climbing practices. Please remove all trash and consumables that you bring in. There are no restrooms; use facilities in town. Also, be aware that holds come off from time to time. Sometimes they take very large chunks of rock with them. A helmet is advised for the belayer. Be careful in the spring after the freeze/thaw. Also be wary of any of the harder routes that recieve less traffic.
Nearest town or city: Red Wing
Directions: Coming north or south through Red Wing on Hwy 61, turn south west on Plum St. Go three blocks and take a left on 5th St. toward the bluff. Follow 5th St. through two stop signs until you come to an overpass. Parking is just past the overpass, use the stairs to begin your approach, then the major trail to the right and up the hill. Please avoid useing the trail cuts as erosion is a growing threat to the area.
Latitude, Longitude: 44.56801, -92.51923
Access Issues:
Camping: Yes
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Year

Forum Discussions (14 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies climbing partner needed 4/25-4/29 rotch002 0 Apr 24 2011, 4:40 PM
No Replies suicide squeeze tangen_foster 0 May 17 2010, 4:01 PM
With Replies Bolt relentless crack climbordiecow 41 Aug 01 2009, 4:02 PM
With Replies Guidebook Info Goo 1 Jul 19 2009, 5:17 PM
With Replies Helmet requirement at Barn Bluff. wenclg1 6 Jun 29 2009, 2:10 PM
With Replies Red Wing 4th visitors? mr_mohaupt 2 Jun 30 2006, 2:00 PM
With Replies Redwing, MN this weekend csgambill 1 Jul 08 2005, 7:29 AM
With Replies Modificatiosn to Annadonia? cruxmonger 5 Jun 29 2009, 1:59 PM
With Replies Camping? cudar 1 May 02 2005, 4:54 PM
With Replies Rockfall at Barn Bluff (Minnesota) fo_d 23 Jun 20 2003, 6:34 PM
With Replies Red Wing summer 2003 climbing col_sanderz 4 Feb 13 2003, 9:14 PM
With Replies RED WING TODAY!! iclimbtoo 2 Sep 19 2002, 2:28 PM
No Replies Equipment? brianscott79 0 Sep 03 2002, 7:15 PM
With Replies Barns Bluff fo_d 15 May 25 2002, 4:29 AM