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Pot Holes Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 45.39899, -92.6512 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Glenn Burns on Apr 6, 2006

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Potholes area is part of the park's main attraction. Hikers and explorers are treated to multitudes of potholes as part of the parks interpretive trail. Climbers will find some of the the areas shortest and stiffest routes in this area. Boulderers have been known to frequent this part of the park.

Getting There 

From the main parking lot, follow the paved road towards the boat launch area. Across the Sonny and Juanita area of the Tourist Wall, is a prominent gravel hiking path. Follow this path around and left and you will come across the Sizzlefoot Wall. Follow the path around right and up the steps will lead you to the Slicksides wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pot Holes Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pot Holes Area:
Slicksides   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Shlocksides   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
The Real Thing   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Lunge or Plunge   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B     Trad, TR, Boulder   
Sizzlefoot   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Genetic Conntrol   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Aid lead of ??? left of the Real Thing, Feb 1971. ...
Aid lead of ??? left of the Real Thing, Feb 1971. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sizzlefoot Wall
BETA PHOTO: Sizzlefoot Wall

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