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

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

Double Dip; Joshua Tree, CA

Setting Goals: 2015 Edition

In 2013, I set some climbing goals.  Climb Sigma, arguably the best 5.12 in Minnesota, and send all the pesky 5.11+ climbs in Red Wing that I was continually one-hanging.  Goal met. In 2014, I set a goal of climbing 40 climbs in a day for my 40th birthday; “the birthday challenge”.  Goal met. Now, … Continue reading

Reel Rock in Minneapolis

Edit: Tickets will go on sale Sept 4 at 10 am through Midwest Mountaineering. ***** Just announced: Reel Rock Film Tour coming to Minneapolis Saturday, October 4; brought to us by Midwest Mountaineering.  This years tour features Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution. Trailer: Midwest Mountaineering has not yet announced the date that tickets will … Continue reading

SCS Youth Nationals Update

Been lax with Youth SCS coverage this year, so here is the update! According to a quick scan of yesterdays results, 3 MN climbers have made it through to semi-finals in sport climbing and 5 have made it to semis in speed climbing. Good luck to our local youth competitors!! Sport: Coulter Holden (MYC) from Midwest … Continue reading


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