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    Sean Foster | Father, climber, setter, volunteer, and organizer; sharing photos, videos, and words celebrating Minnesota climbers and climbing.

One Week in Paradise

Today marks one week since I’ve been at Nelson’s Resort in Crane Lake living a life outside of my boxes. I am covered in welts and scabs and bites from a variety of bugs and critters. I live in a small single bedroom with a shared bathroom and walk about a hundred yards to my … Continue reading



Recently, I announced changes in my life and asked for some assistance. Friends and family have come through in a big way. I’m running in every direction right now trying to get out of town and keep up with prior plans and obligations. This page is meant to thank donors of my bolting fund and supporters … Continue reading

New bolt on the Willie Wall; M&M Hill


I’m making some life changes. Here is the quick and dirty followed by a more nuanced story. Monday, I gave two week notice at my cubicle job of 6+ years. Two weeks from now, I’m heading north to Nelson’s Resort in Crane Lake, MN to be a full time bartender while living in staff housing … Continue reading

Meetup at Academy

Overview – 2015 Twin Cities Rock Climbing Social

Over the past couple of weeks, I have posted a lot of information about the 2015 TCRC Social happening at the Midwest Climbing Academy Saturday, March 21. Here is a recap of what is going on and what you can expect. The event is scheduled 4-9 pm on Saturday, 3/21/15 The main climbing area in … Continue reading

Coach's Trifecta

A Glimpse of Spring in Minnesota

Oh, what a glorious few days we’ve had. A little over a week ago, it was subzero. Today, 60+. During that time, climbing seasons collided. In Sandstone, MN last weekend, ice climbers were abundant at the Sandstone Ice Park. However, I arrived with friend and youth coach, Tyler, to soak in the sun and rising … Continue reading


Outdoor Climbing in a Minneapolis City Park? Yes, Please.

This photo is an outdoor climbing structure in a city park in Columbus, OH. It is free to use and sits in the park just like a typical school yard playground. Would you like to see something like this in Minneapolis? It has just come to our attention that there is an opportunity to make … Continue reading


Peter Fest Four

An irreverent look back at PeterFestFour. Valentines Day Weekend | Sandstone Ice Park | Sandstone, MN Are we really still doing this? PeterFest. rePeterFest. 3PeterFest. I suppose next year everyone will want PeterVFest or something; held at the Hilton with D’Amico and Sons catering the affair. We’ve gotten soft. Or, was that the best PeterFest … Continue reading

2015 ABS Nationals from Monona Terrace

2015 ABS Youth Nationals

The 2015 ABS Youth National Championship is happening right now at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. As I write this, I am, for the first time ever, able to watch a live stream of the action online. For a handful of years, Louder Than 11 has streamed the ABS Open Nationals with commentators and commercials … Continue reading

Climb MN Gear

Now available in the Twin Cities Rock Climbing shop:       Options at the shop include color, sizing, relax fit vs. fitted, t-shirts/hoodies/mugs and more.      Show your pride with a Climb MN or Meetup tee today! See more at the shop.      Twin Cities Rock Climbing Shop: tcrc.spreadshirt.com

Photo: Kevin Sarvela

Finding Willow

Once upon a time, I was intimidated by the crag at Willow River; as such, I have rarely been there. That once upon a time lasted until… just now, when I chose to make it past tense. A day or two ago, depending on when I get around to posting this, I spent the morning … Continue reading

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    Back at the resort and just finished a swim. Could feel society washing off of me; entitled travelers, the traffic, the noise and light pollution, the concrete and asphalt, stress in every direction. Feel my inner Calvin finding his way back out (photo by Hobbes). Looking forward to the freedom of finding rock again tomorrow and whatever comes the next day. Filled up with connecting with old friends back home. Excited for new plans as I look out to the ever approaching winter. Content to be back in my new home. Feeling carefree again. On the road again with my new traveling companion. #guardian
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