We host Adopt-A-Crag events to keep Minnesota crags clean for climbers and other users.
In partnership with land managers, we work to protect and expand access in Minnesota.
MCA Volunteers and the City of Sandstone work together to provide a “farmed” ice climbing destination for winter climbers from the Midwest and beyond.
Our bolting fund supports the ongoing work of volunteers who maintain and keep routes safe.
by: Sean Foster Saturday, February 18 was an unsurprisingly busy day at the crag. Like many others, I headed down to Barn Bluff in Red Wing, MN. Temps approached 60 degrees, the sun was out, and so were the guns (biceps, that is). I brought a dozen stainless steel anchor biners along with me knowing Read more about Red Wing: Anchors, Top Ropes, and a Call to Action[…]
by: Sean Foster It’s that time of the year again! We’ve been teased with spring weather and I’m seeing photos of climbers outside taking advantage! So, it’s time for us at the MCA to remind you about State Park Climbing Permits. Do your part to help maintain a healthy and productive working relationship between the Read more about State Park Climbing Permits[…]
by: Sean Foster It was Sunday; the last Sunday of January. The forecasted high was 24 degrees. My phone showed it was 23 as I sat in the sun watching him jug up his static line. Clouds momentarily provided undesired shade before blowing by with the slight breeze that chilled my face. The waterfall was Read more about Boltin’ with Bobby[…]
The Minnesota Climbers Association is proud to host the 12th annual Sandstone Ice Festival. Everyone is invited! The tradition of this winter celebration continues as the flaming ice tool has been passed to the Minnesota Climbers Association. Thank you Tony Vavricka and everyone involved for organizing such a wonderful event and helping us with the Read more about Sandstone Ice Fest, Jan 6-8[…]
The Minnesota Climbers Association is excited to invite you and your friends to the Sandstone Climbers Festival. The event will take place at Robinson Park in gorgeous Sandstone, MN the weekend of September 24th and 25th, 2016. In the tradition of the previous Save/Saved Sandstone events, we will continue to build our community, relationships and Read more about Sandstone Climbers Festival, Sept 23-25[…]
Join MCA members at Robinson Park Sunday, August 14 to celebrate Quarry Days in Sandstone, MN! We will be talking to community members about rock climbing beginning at 9am. Bring some friends and enjoy a day of sport climbing! The city of Sandstone has long embraced the climbing community. Year round, Sandstone supports ice climbing, Read more about Sandstone Quarry Days – August 12-14![…]
Join the Minnesota Climbers Association and the Access Fund – Conservation Team for a few days at Sandstone. The MCA will be hosting the Conservation Team as they roll through town on their national tour. The Team will help build trails and boardwalks at the Eldon bouldering area. Bring friends, camp, and get some climbing Read more about Sandstone Trail Work Days with the Access Fund[…]
Hey Everyone, Just got word from the Interstate Park Office: “We have to cancel the Climber’s Clean up scheduled for Sunday. The St. Croix is in a big-time flood. The access to the Minnesota Strip is well underwater. The park boat landing and campgrounds are closed. And park staff are tied up responding to the Read more about Taylors Falls Adopt-A-Crag | CANCELLED[…]
Join us at the Taylors Falls Adopt-A-Crag on Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm. Meet at the Visitor Center on the Minnesota side. Check the weather and dress appropriately. Make sure to bring water and work gloves if you have them. We will provide some gloves but will not have Read more about Taylors Falls Adopt-A-Crag[…]
It’s spring! As your climbing season begins, please remember to sign up for your annual climber permit at all MN State Parks. (Blue Mounds, Interstate, Banning, and Tettegouche; each park has their own.) It’s free, only takes a minute, and helps the park and MCA maintain climbing access. Thanks!