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Picnic Area

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Electric Stove Couch T,TR 
Grishnakh or Gorbag T 
Picnic Crack Right T,TR 
Pine Tree, a.k.a. Picnic Face TR 
Rock Dove a.k.a. Picnic Crack Left T 
Trash Patrol T 

Picnic Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 45.3994, -92.6495 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Adam Schwartz-Lowe on May 27, 2008


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Generally shady and not that crowded. This is a couple of hundred feet down from the closed area. While not secluded, as the trail runs right across the top, you won't see many people if you sling shot the routes.

Getting There 

Park close to the boat launch. Hike up and right toward the Riverbluff Trail. The easiest way down is to set up your top rope and rap to the base.

Climbing Season

For the Interstate State Park area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Picnic Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Picnic Area:
Pine Tree, a.k.a. Picnic Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: DFo TRing Picnic Face.

Pine Tree, a.k.a. Picnic Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Wisconsin : Interstate State Park : Picnic Area
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....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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Rock Climbing Photo: The small column in the Picnic Area prow. It is ea...
BETA PHOTO: The small column in the Picnic Area prow. It is ea...
Rock Climbing Photo: Picnic area looking North. Near low prow is over E...
BETA PHOTO: Picnic area looking North. Near low prow is over E...

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By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
May 28, 2008
Nice job putting up this area. Can you provide some pics to reference?

Also, you and another guy are putting up duplicates of this area.

You might want to contact him and work together to put up the area under one section.
By Eric Olson
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 22, 2012
45.396511° N, 92.655586° W
By LeoSpaceman
Jun 21, 2017
This is a good little area to avoid crowds. Very easy access and anchor set up although you do have to rap in. The 5.6-5.9 climbs are interesting and well protected to lead or fun to run newer climbers up on TR, and there is a challenging thin face.

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