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Skink Boulders

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Monkey Wrench Boulder 
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Skink Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.6879, -95.3654 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Sam Daley on May 9, 2011
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This area combines three boulders that are spread out along a small hillside.

Getting There 

This is the first bouldering area clearly visible from the trail. After a short hike the trail makes an S shape. First it turns east, then it returns south. This area is located on the east side of the trail after this first bend.

DNR Fun Fact 

"Located within the Minnesota River Valley in Swedes Forest township, this site contains the granite outcrop community type that supports the rare five-lined skink. Several old quarries on the site provide an important hibernacular for the skink. The Minnesota populations of these small, blue tailed lizards (sometimes called "blue devils") are isolated from the main range of this species in the eastern United States. The five-lined skink requires open, sunny, bedrock exposures near oak woodland habitat. The red cedar which has encroached on the bedrock openings in the absence of periodic fire is being managed by controlled burning and cutting. Several undisturbed wetlands are also found on the site."

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 13.2 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: The crack gets a little shade in the evening hours...

Karo Syrup and Bulldozers V2 5+  MN : Swede's Forest Boulders : ... : Monkey Wrench Boulder
Sit start on the far right of the North face, and move left traversing the crack. Note: The block that forms this crack is hollow. Climb consciously....[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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