The MCA Mission

Our mission is to represent and support all disciplines of climbing throughout Minnesota and surrounding areas by advocating access for current and future generations, encouraging responsible climbing practices, promoting conservation and stewardship of private and publicly held lands as well as fostering communication and awareness of the sport to the public.


MCA Townhall at Midwest Mountaineering Expo
2 Mar

MCA Townhall at Midwest Mountaineering Expo

Join the Minnesota Climbers Association at the Midwest Mountaineering Spring Outdoor Expo Saturday, April 25 at 4:45pm in Hanson Hall Room 106 for a town hall meeting. We will look back on the past few year...
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Recap: Downtown East Commons Public Meeting #1
25 Feb

Recap: Downtown East Commons Public Meeting #1

Tuesday, February 24, was the first public meeting for the future development of Downtown East Commons, a new city park being built next to the Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. Many people came out to hear about...
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Survey! Outdoor Climbing Wall in Minneapolis?!?
20 Feb

Survey! Outdoor Climbing Wall in Minneapolis?!?

Please take a minute or two to fill out the Downtown East Commons survey and indicate that you would like to see an outdoor climbing wall included in the design for the new park being built in front of the Viki...
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MCA - Working For You

Sandstone Ice Park
MCA builds and maintains the ice farming infrastructure at the Sandstone Ice Park annually. About>Sandstone Ice Park tab for details.
Ice Farming at Sandstone Ice Park
Banning Amendment Meeting
We have established a great relationship with MN DNR to protect and expand climbing in MN state parks. Visit the Blog tab for stories.
DNR Relationship Building
Red Wing Adopt-a-Crag
Annually, MCA hosts Adopt-a-Crag events at several of our Minnesota crags. Visit the Events tab for details.
Adopt-a-Crags: Keeping MN Climbing Clean One Crag at a Time
The MCA bolting fund finances the ongoing work of anchor and bolt replacement at our area crags. Visit the Bolting tab for details.
Anchor and Bolt Replacement at Minnesota Crags