Picnic Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Ken Duncan on Apr 18, 2017|
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DescriptionPicnic Rock has a long but obscure climbing history. At one time, the National Guard and/or ROTC used the area for climbing practice. Locals have climbed here for at least 50 years. The crag is very lichenous and has never seen much traffic. The climbing has a somewhat alpine feel. With its proximity to town and the short approach, it is a place to go for a quick after work fix.
The picnic area is heavily used on nice weekends and is a major takeout for tubers and paddlers. The crag is west-facing and thus gets sun in the afternoon.
After some major lichen scrubbing, four routes on the left side of the face were bolted, but five of the six routes at the crag do require gear. The routes are most easily done with a 70m rope, but with some shenanigans, you may be able to get down from all but Chips and Beer with a 60m. Be sure to knot the ends.
If anyone has further historical information or corrections, please let me know, and I will update this.
Classic Climbing Routes at Picnic Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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