Elevation: 866 ft
GPS: 44.146, -94.016 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bingman on Apr 19, 2008 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Kris Gorny, K Ice
Access Issue: Private Property: Open (with restrictions) Details

Description

Rasmussen has 2 areas. Rasmussen West and The Lonely Boulder. Rasmussen West has more problems, most are short and some contrived. The Lonely Boulder is probably the biggest free standing boulder in the Mankato Area.

The problems are short but some are great. Enjoy.

Getting There

Off 169 take the exit for Riverfront drive. Take Riverfront to the East until taking a right at the stoplight for Stoltzman road. Take Stoltzman for 1.3 miles, passing an obvious marsh, and then a right on an unmarked road that will lead you to Rasmussen Woods Nature Center. Park here.

For Rasmussen West, head to the South (on the left parallel to the stream when walking from the parking lot towards the nature center) and follow the trail around to the west. When arriving at the numerous forks in the trail, follow these directions:
Left (straight), Right (straight), Left, Right. After taking these turns and dropping down into the marsh area, you'll encounter the obvious cliff band.

For the Lonely boulder, head towards the nature center from the parking lot. Look for the obvious trail behind and to the right of the nature center restroom. Head north on the trail. The boulder will be up and to the left after about 100 yards of hiking on the trail (boulder is about 25 yards off the trail). There is no path up to the boulder from the trail so be prepared to bushwhack. Try to spot a gray house through the trees and go up towards it. 

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