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Routes in Picnic Area

Electric Stove Couch T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Grishnakh or Gorbag T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Picnic Crack Right T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pine Tree, a.k.a. Picnic Face TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rock Dove a.k.a. Picnic Crack Left T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Trash Patrol T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 822 total · 7/month
Shared By: Adam Schwartz-Lowe on May 27, 2008
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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Nice little crux right off the ground with small crimpers all they way to the top. While it is on to use the crack at the top, staying on the face holds is very fun.


about five feet to the right of Rock Dove and a couple feet left of the prominent right leaning crack at the bottom.


Top rope only, not real leadable.


Matthew Prom
West Saint Paul, MN
Matthew Prom   West Saint Paul, MN
Tried this in May when the warm weather hadn't dried things up yet, and I felt like I was on a slip and slide. You definitely have to wait for things to dry up since it faces North or else your feet will be sliding all over the bottom section. Jul 11, 2008
My friends and I named Picnic and climbed it back in the late seventies. Likely an FA, but who knows? Aug 14, 2009
West Saint Paul, MN
Sonnabend   West Saint Paul, MN
This is a stellar route. From the bottom it looks there there are no holds at all but as soon as you start up it all the holds become apparent. Sep 29, 2009
josh wabaunsee
  5.10b R
josh wabaunsee  
  5.10b R
someone pulled a bunch off blocks from the foot rail under the overhang, making surmounting the overhang a bit tougher. Bring a brush up to clean off the rail. Sep 30, 2009
Eric Olson
Minneapolis, MN
Eric Olson   Minneapolis, MN
Two distinct starts to this one - left and right. They come together where you pull the roof. Both *very* fun with small but positive crimps just where you need them. Tricky feet. Sep 23, 2012

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