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Cave Boulders

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Big Boy 
Cave Direct 
Cave Traverse 
Midget Sit, The 
Midget Stand, The 
Oxygen Cocktail 
Pharaoh Arete 
Pharaoh Right 
Pharoah Left 
Unknown Highball aka Abomination Reborn 

Cave Boulders  


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BETA PHOTO: The Cave Boulder from below. You can see the road ...

Description 

The Cave Boulders consist of two over hanging boulders one higher on the hill then the other, with the top out for the Bottom boulder being the flat space in front of the Top boulder. The Top boulder is the steeper of the two, and offers the most challenging lines.

Getting There 

To get there starting at the bridge over the St Croix walk along the road that leads south past the pot hole trail parking lot. the road will start to slope gently downward and you will get a view of the river to your left. Also on your left will be a stone wall at the edge of the road, walk along this wall until it ends. From there walk down into the woods and along the wall, basically making a u-turn around the end of the wall. there is a foot worn trail that will take you to the boulders fifty feet or so. It is also possible to hop the wall at one point and come right to the boulders but it is easy to miss if you don't know what you are looking for. So if this is your first time best walk along to the end of the wall, then back along it till you find the boulders.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cave Boulders:
Cave Direct   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Big Boy   V2-3 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   
Pharaoh Right   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
The Midget Stand   V5 6C     Boulder   
Pharaoh Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
The Midget Sit   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Cave Traverse   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   
Oxygen Cocktail   V9 7C     Boulder, 18'   
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Featured Route For Cave Boulders
Nic moving up into the undercling of Midget, on "Oxygen Cocktail."

Oxygen Cocktail V9 7C  WI : Interstate State Park : Cave Boulders
Start on the Cave Traverse and work left across the rail and stick the crux. Then move up into the undercling of Midget, and finish that topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Cave Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Cave boulder, right side.
Cave boulder, right side.
Looking back up to the road towards the entrance. The Cave Boulders are located down below the road/fence to the left about 100 meters past this sign.
BETA PHOTO: Looking back up to the road towards the entrance. ...
Another photo of the Cave Boulder. The Cave Traverse moves right to left at the base of the boulder.
BETA PHOTO: Another photo of the Cave Boulder. The Cave Traver...
The Pharaoh Boulder or Point Down boulder. Main problems include: Pharaoh Left/Center/Right. All these start from the same two crimps in the middle of the face. Bella (right of Pharaoh Right) moves up under the roof to the right. Pharaoh Arete is to the left.
BETA PHOTO: The Pharaoh Boulder or Point Down boulder. Main pr...
Hey, wondering if anyone would be willing to add info about this problem. It is located towards the river from the cave. Short but cool.
Hey, wondering if anyone would be willing to add i...

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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 11, 2009
It's good to know the actual beta for this stuff. My first bouldering experiences were up at Taylors. We use to do all kinds of variations on the cave boulder and never knew what was what. Super fun little spot! Now that I have a few more years under my belt I would love to get back up there.
By AntVicino
Apr 12, 2009
John, I appreciate you taking the time to fill in some of the missing boulders in this area. You're my hero, as always.