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Location: MN : Rock climbs : Duluth Rock (Duluth) : First Street Boulder
By: Chris Craft When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: What about adding Andy Raether's problem "Snatch"? He put it up in the early 2000's if I remember correctly, and rated it V11. I remember it being on the side of the boulder not facing the road (if this makes any sense- I was last there about 9 years ago and don't have the clearest memory of the boulder). It was a short little problem with a very heinous hold one had to use.

Location: MN : Rock climbs : Swede's Forest : Dead Leaves Boulder. : Relationship of Command (V5)
By: Chris Craft When: Jun 29, 2012

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Comments: A really fun problem- I'm glad others are enjoying it. I did the FA on a hot, humid day in June 2004 when the mosquitoes were out in full-force. For the record, I did not sit-start this problem when I did it.

Location: MN : Rock climbs : Swede's Forest
By: Chris Craft When: Jan 12, 2010

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Comments: Paul, you're right on as far as directions go. There is another area on the edge of the pond one hikes past as he or she approaches the Skink Boulders. It's approximately halfway between the parking area and the visible Skink Boulder. There are a few easier climbs with one hard one going up the left side of the triangular face of the boulder that's just inside the edge of the pond. You need thick ice to be able to climb on these boulders. Pocket Change (listed in Munter's guide at V6, is my hard... more >>

Location: MN : Rock climbs : Louisville Swamp Boulder (S...
By: Chris Craft When: Dec 14, 2009

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Comments: Cool to see that people are still climbing at the swamp- I've never climbed on the erratic, but the sandstone overhangs by the lake were pretty fun- I sessioned there a few times when I still lived in the area.

If you all enjoy climbing on granite boulders, head out to Swede's Forest one weekend- lots of fun stuff in the V0 to V5 range, with a few harder problems there as well.

I always wanted to climb on the stuff on the island, but never had the chance to get out there.

Location: WI : Willow River State Park : Photo
By: Chris Craft When: Nov 29, 2009

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Comments: Ow my brain.

Nah but seriously this is pretty awesome- it's good to see continued development.

Location: MN : Rock climbs : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : New Vice Area : New Tomorrow (5.12a)
By: Chris Craft When: Nov 29, 2009

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Comments: Yeah, I remember taking two things away from this route:

The bottom seemed suuuper hard for the 12a rating. felt more like V6 to me. The rock was sweet though.

The top was teetering choss.

Location: MN : Rock climbs : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock : Veyron Arete: (Was The Turn... (V10)
By: Chris Craft When: Nov 29, 2009

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Comments: Not sure if Jim cleaned it or not but I do know that Brian Camp came excruciatingly close to doing this on his first day. Suprised all you strong MN kids don't work on this more.

Location: MN : Rock climbs : Swede's Forest : Kung Fu Boulders
By: Chris Craft When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: Jon are these the problems on the first boulder you encounter as you hike back on the two track road from the parking area?

Also, the other problems you were asking me about (Swedish Meatballs, Swedish Lightning, Swedish Slopers) are on the other boulder approximately 200 feet from the aforementioned boulder.

Location: MN : Rock climbs : Swede's Forest
By: Chris Craft When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: This area was discovered by Dave Brandt in the summer of 2001 and developed with help from the Prairie Walls crew. Myself and a few others added lines here and there from 2002-2005. I was lucky enough to be around when both Dead Leaves and the Tetanus Kettle were sent (Thanks Nic O. and Jim M.)

A rough guide to this area was written up by Mike Munter in late 2004/early 2005. While lots of the names of the boulders and problems in this guide didn't match up to names give by first ascentionists,... more >>

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Sticky Icky V7 7A+

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Picnic Rock

The Juggernaut V9-10 7C+

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Picnic Rock