Sandstone Ice Fest, Jan 6-8

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[…]

Sandstone Trail Work Days with the Access Fund

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[…]

Banning State Park Climbing Amendment Approved!

  It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the amendment to allow climbing in Banning State Park has been fully approved! This has been a long process and could not have happened without the work of many people.  Thank you to our dedicated volunteer board members, to all the climbers, friends, and Read more about Banning State Park Climbing Amendment Approved![…]

Potential Climbing Areas in Banning State Park

  We are still in the public hearing segment of the Banning State Park climbing amendment process.  And while nothing is certain until the entire process runs its course, things are looking good for expanded climbing in Minnesota. Here is a look at areas that are under consideration in Banning State Park.  Zoom in on Read more about Potential Climbing Areas in Banning State Park[…]

DNR invites public input on rock climbing in Banning State Park

  DNR has just announced the meeting formally. Press release here. Amendment for review here. RSVP on Facebook for public review meeting here. ***** DNR invites public input on rock climbing in Banning State Park (Released March 6, 2014) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting an open house on Thursday, March 13, to Read more about DNR invites public input on rock climbing in Banning State Park[…]

Banning State Park Climbing Amendment Open House

  The Banning State Park management plan climbing amendment is being redrafted for public review. Join MCA, DNR, PTCM, and interested citizens from the climbing community and Sandstone area for this open house event to discuss the proposed amendment. Show your support for climbing access by attending from 6-8pm on Thursday, March 13 at East Read more about Banning State Park Climbing Amendment Open House[…]

Access Fund Joins the Sandstone Bouldering Project!

  Help us raise $30,000 to acquire and improve access… The Minnesota Climbers Association (MCA) and Access Fund are buying the bouldering area in Sandstone, MN. Our goal is to preserve climbing access for ourselves and future generations. Almost 10 years ago the MCA worked with private landowners to gain access to this high-quality bouldering Read more about Access Fund Joins the Sandstone Bouldering Project![…]