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Big Boy 
Cave Direct 
Cave Traverse 
Midget Sit, The 
Midget Stand, The 
Noodle Boulder - Corner Direct 
Noodle Boulder - Shmoil to Woody 
Oxygen Cocktail 
Pharaoh Arete 
Pharaoh Right 
Pharoah Left 
Unknown Highball aka Abomination Reborn 
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Cave Boulders Rock Climbing 

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The Cave Boulders consist of two over hanging boulders one higher on the hill then the other, with the top out for the Bottom boulder being the flat space in front of the Top boulder. The Top boulder is the steeper of the two, and offers the most challenging lines.

Getting There 

To get there starting at the bridge over the St Croix walk along the road that leads south past the pot hole trail parking lot. the road will start to slope gently downward and you will get a view of the river to your left. Also on your left will be a stone wall at the edge of the road, walk along this wall until it ends. From there walk down into the woods and along the wall, basically making a u-turn around the end of the wall. there is a foot worn trail that will take you to the boulders fifty feet or so. It is also possible to hop the wall at one point and come right to the boulders but it is easy to miss if you don't know what you are looking for. So if this is your first time best walk along to the end of the wall, then back along it till you find the boulders.

Climbing Season

For the Interstate State Park area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cave Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cave Boulders:
Big Boy   V2 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   
Cave Direct   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Pharaoh Right   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
The Midget Sit   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Cave Traverse   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Cave Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Nic at the crux of the Cave Traverse. March 2009.

Cave Traverse V8 7B  Wisconsin : Interstate State Park : Cave Boulders
Sit start on the far right side, Traverse left staying low, your butt will never be more the 2 feet off the ground. No top out, "simply" grab the jug on the far left side and you are done....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cave boulder, right side.
Cave boulder, right side.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another photo of the Cave Boulder. The Cave Traver...
BETA PHOTO: Another photo of the Cave Boulder. The Cave Traver...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pharaoh Boulder or Point Down boulder. Main pr...
BETA PHOTO: The Pharaoh Boulder or Point Down boulder. Main pr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back up to the road towards the entrance. ...
BETA PHOTO: Looking back up to the road towards the entrance. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cave Boulder from below. You can see the road ...
BETA PHOTO: The Cave Boulder from below. You can see the road ...

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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 11, 2009
It's good to know the actual beta for this stuff. My first bouldering experiences were up at Taylors. We use to do all kinds of variations on the cave boulder and never knew what was what. Super fun little spot! Now that I have a few more years under my belt I would love to get back up there.
By AntVicino
Apr 12, 2009
John, I appreciate you taking the time to fill in some of the missing boulders in this area. You're my hero, as always.

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