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Located along the picturesque St Croix National Scenic Riverway, Interstate Park is Wisconsin’s companion to Minnesota’s Interstate State Park. Established in 1900, it is Wisconsin’s oldest state park and home to the western terminus of the Ice Age Trail. 

Interstate features an abundance of roped climbing and bouldering on billion year old basalt. The rock is highly textured in places, and smooth and almost sandstone-like in others. In contrast to the Minnesota side, there are almost no water-polished rocks and the climbing is generally more separated from the popular hiking trails. Along with the East Bluff of Devil’s Lake, it is one of two state natural areas in Wisconsin in which (roped) rock climbing is permitted. 

Camping is available within the park at two campgrounds, but because of the area’s popularity reservations can be difficult to come by. Nearby options also include the Minnesota side of the park, Straight Lake State Park, and Wild River State Park.

A daily vehicle admission or annual Wisconsin State Park sticker is required. You can also park on the Minnesota side and walk across the the US Highway 8 bridge. 

If you’d like to support the park please consider joining or making a donation to the Friends of Interstate Park

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The entrance to the park is on the west side of WI 35 about a mile south of US 8

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Classic Climbing Routes at Interstate Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 5
Comin’ Up the Chimney
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 33
Big Boy
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Tin Roof Center
Boulder
V4- 6B
 25
Men at Work
Boulder
V7 7A+
 32
Mikes Left
Boulder
V7 7A+
 19
Liquid Swords
Boulder
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 67
Air Conditioned
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 90
Inside Corner
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 103
Lost Ego
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
Heat Wave a.k.a. Layback Crack
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 8
Gadget Arms
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Scare Case
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 94
Sentinel Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Yosemite Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 60
Batman
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Comin’ Up the Chimney Mike's Boulder
 5
V0 4 Boulder
Big Boy Cave Boulders
 33
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Tin Roof Center Potholes Trail > Tin Roof Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Men at Work Potholes Trail > Saloon Wall
 25
V4- 6B Boulder
Mikes Left Mike's Boulder
 32
V7 7A+ Boulder
Liquid Swords Cave Boulders
 19
V7 7A+ Boulder
Air Conditioned Indian Head (Profile…
 67
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Inside Corner Wisconsin Strip
 90
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Lost Ego Sentinel Area
 103
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Heat Wave a.k.a. Layback Crack Indian Head (Profile…
 46
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Gadget Arms Rod's Area
 8
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Scare Case Wisconsin Strip
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Sentinel Crack Sentinel Area
 94
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Yosemite Crack Sentinel Area
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Batman Wisconsin Strip
 60
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
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