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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Parking & Directions

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/adventure/climbing/parking_directions.html

Directions to the Outdoor Rock Climbing Pinnacle at MNSU

The Outdoor Rock Climbing Pinnacle located on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato is operated by the Adventure Education Program through the Office of Campus Recreation. The Outdoor Rock Climbing Pinnacle is located South of Gage Towers, through parking lot #1, at the end of the road leading past the intramural sports fields. Parking is available near the Outdoor Rock Climbing Pinnacle for participants who are participating in climbing. Particpants must not leave the vecinity, leaving their vehicles at the rock wall, for they will be ticketed and towed by University Parking and Campus Security.

Directions to the Myers Field House Indoor Climbing Wall

The indoor climbing wall is located in the southeast corner of the Myers Fieldhouse along staduim road. Entrance to the rock wall is gained from the Myers Marketplace entrance at the Northwest corner of the building. If you are coming after 6:30pm on M-F, parking is available in Lot #7 (near Blakeslee stadium) and Lot #8 (near the Taylor Center). Please see the University parking map for more info and please follow the MSU Parking guidlines.

Driving Directions

From the North

Travel south on Highway 169 to Mankato. Take the Riverfront Drive exit. Turn left (north) onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right (east) onto Stoltzman Road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Ellis Avenue. Turn right onto Ellis Avenue. The ropes course is located South of Gage Towers, through the parking lot, and continue out the gravel road leading past the intramural sports fields. Parking is available near the ropes course for participants in AEP events.

From the South

Travel north on Highway 169 to Mankato. Take the Riverfront Drive exit. Turn right (north) onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right (east) onto Stoltzman Road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Ellis Avenue. Turn right onto Ellis Avenue. The ropes course is located South of Gage Towers, through the parking lot, and continue out the gravel road leading past the intramural sports fields. Parking is available near the ropes course for participants in AEP events.

From the East

Travel west on Highway 14 to Mankato. Take the Highway 22 exit and travel south on Highway 22 to Highway 83. Turn right (west) onto Highway 83 and continue to Victory Drive. Turn left (south) onto Victory Drive and continue to Stadium Road (this will be the first turn on the right). Turn right (west) onto Stadium Road and continue to Ellis Avenue. Turn left onto Ellis Avenue. The ropes course is located South of Gage Towers, through the parking lot, and continue out the gravel road leading past the intramural sports fields. Parking is available near the ropes course for participants in AEP events.

From the West

Travel east on Highway 14 to Highway 169. Take the Highway 169 South exit. Turn right (south) onto Highway 169. Take the Riverfront Drive exit. Turn left (north) onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right (east) onto Stoltzman Road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Ellis Avenue. Turn right onto Ellis Avenue. The ropes course is located South of Gage Towers, through the parking lot, and continue out the gravel road leading past the intramural sports fields. Parking is available near the ropes course for participants in AEP events.