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Rod's Area

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Submitted By: K Ice on Jun 10, 2008
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Setting a top rope on Mickey Mantels

Description 

This area is not visited often but has a few great routes. I think many people walk by and never know that there is climbing here. Warming up on Thrombus and Mickey Mantles and then having some fun on the harder cracks makes for a great afternoon.


Getting There 

Take the trail down along the river from the stone parapet along the road. This area will be on your right about half way down. Don't go too far or you will miss it; if you get to flat ground you have gone too far. Set up an anchor with the wide cracks (hexes are handy) and trees (long webbing) and rappel in. The easiest route to rappel on is Mickey Mantles; look for the ledges. There is a walk-in/out from the bouldering area down river when the water is at normal or lower levels.


7 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rod's Area:
Thrombus   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Skin of Rod's Teeth   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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Top of climbs and anchor locations
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By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jun 11, 2008

How bout some pictures :)

By K Ice
From: Saint Paul, MN
Jun 11, 2008

They're coming! Have to find them on my external hard drive. The picture on the main WI Interstate Park page is a nice view of this area from across the river in MN.

By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jun 12, 2008

Sweet dealy yo.