Get Your Heart Rate Up by Going on a Rock Climbing Adventure

Cook County, Minnesota is home to the lowest point (Lake Superior) and the highest point (Eagle Mountain) in Minnesota. When the glaciers receded centuries ago they left behind beautiful rock faces and sheer cliffs, creating a beautiful and challenging rock climbing environment.

Climb a sea cliff rising straight out of Lake Superior or go straight up your favorite rock face. Make a day out of it and explore by canoe or kayak and then climb for an aerial perspective.

Rock Climbing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

When it comes to rock climbing, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness offers a unique adventure like no other. Imagine traveling into a wilderness only accessible by canoe and spending the day learning to rock climb surrounded by glacial lakes and rivers as far as the eye can see.

Here, you can start the day with a morning paddle, weaving your way among a dozen islands or through flowing currents while leisurely taking in the landscape. Before, during and after rock climbing, you are guaranteed to find towering palisades where you and your group can take in a beautiful panorama of the wilderness from above. Celebrating your victories may include a dip in the lake or a treat of wild blueberries. This is what the wilderness has to offer. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn or a seasoned climber, the Boundary Waters has something for you.

There are several businesses that offer gear and guides for your rock climbing adventure.

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