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Pot Holes Area

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Digitalis T 
Genetic Conntrol T,TR 
Little Sizzler T,TR 
Lunge or Plunge T,TR 
Poosker's Smooch TR 
Real Thing, The T,TR 
Shlocksides T,TR 
Sizzlefoot T,TR 
Slicksides T,TR 
Slicksides Direct T,TR 
Wheel, The T,TR 

Pot Holes Area  

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Potholes area is part of the park's main attraction. Hikers and explorers are treated to multitudes of potholes as part of the parks interpretive trail. Climbers will find some of the the areas shortest and stiffest routes in this area. Boulderers have been known to frequent this part of the park.

Getting There 

From the main parking lot, follow the paved road towards the boat launch area. Across the Sonny and Juanita area of the Tourist Wall, is a prominent gravel hiking path. Follow this path around and left and you will come across the Sizzlefoot Wall. Follow the path around right and up the steps will lead you to the Slicksides wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pot Holes Area:
Shlocksides   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Slicksides   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
The Real Thing   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Lunge or Plunge   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B     Trad, TR, Boulder   
Sizzlefoot   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Genetic Conntrol   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Pot Holes Area
P latching the top of Lunge or Plunge

Lunge or Plunge 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B  MN : Rock : ... : Pot Holes Area
Start out on angular, large, blocky holds and get established into underclings/sidepulls up higher. At the top, there's a full on feet cutting dyno to a thank god jug. Top out after the jug is reached. A great route with a somewhat sketchy landing. Bring a couple pads and good spotters for this one. Can also be TR'd or led on gear... When looking at "Slicksides" this is the route/problem is just left of a diagonal crack. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

Photos of Pot Holes Area Slideshow Add Photo
John Schmidt testing Paul Scobie's aid placement. ...
John Schmidt testing Paul Scobie's aid placement. ...
Aid lead of ??? left of the Real Thing, Feb 1971. ...
Aid lead of ??? left of the Real Thing, Feb 1971. ...

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