Wisconsin Strip Rock Climbing
At the top of the picture is the Old Man of Taylor...
This prominent cliff on the Wisconsin shore of the St. Croix River is the furtherest north area on the Wisconsin side of Interstate State park. This area contains a high concentration of long (by midwest standards) good quality routes, both leads and top rope problems. This cliff is often quite busy with both climbers and hikers.
There are two options for reaching this crag. The first is to park on the Wisconsin side. After entering the state park and passing the visitor center the road forks. Park at the parking area at this junction and take the pothole trail to the left (its a circular trail so either way works but left is by far shorter). The climbing area starts shortly after passing a wooden overlook. An alternate approach for visitors with Minnesota state park stickers is to park at the main parking area on the Minnesota side and cross highway 8 on the pedestrain bridge to the side of the roadway. Shortly after crossing into Wisconsin a trail leads off to the right. This trail eventually connects with the potholes trail and reaches the top of the cliff.
To reach the bottom of the cliff descend a third class gully on the north side of the cliff line. The bottom slab can be a little tricky so rope up if needed.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Wisconsin Strip
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wisconsin Strip:
Cathuselum 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Batman 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Featured Route For Wisconsin Strip
andrew on inside corner Photo: Taylor Krosbakken
BETA PHOTO: View of Wisconsin Strip area from top of Angle Roc...
By John W. Knoernschild
Mar 30, 2010
Please post some photos. So many routes have been added without a single photo.
By Mr. Mix
From: Sauk City, WI
Feb 18, 2012
John, this is your typical comment, go drive up there and take some pics of Paul reaching the top out from the ground you lazy ass.
By Zach Bramel
May 15, 2012
Found a cam under a boulder on the strip last week. If someone thinks it's their's, message me the brand, type, and size to verify and I'll get it to ya.
By Matt Grotenhuis
Aug 21, 2015
It's a long shot, but I left 2 cams and some other gear at the top of Batman on August 5th when I had to leave in a hurry. If anyone picked them up, I'd definitely appreciate getting them back.