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Mike's Boulder 


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Submitted By: Lynnatron on Sep 11, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Mike's Boulders. Mike's Left/Right. OPJ to the rig...
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Description 

Wisconsin Side of Interstate Park, directly across from old boat launch on Minnesota side. Large block w/ sloping angled ridge up middle face. Mike's Left, V7, on the left of the sloping ridge...Mike's Right, V9, to the right of the sloping ridge.


Getting There 

Park 2nd parking area Wisco side, (parking strip along roadside). Hike trail right & up hill, take trail leading down to rivers edge (not Echo Trail), (take mostly left turns). Once at river, hike to right until trail starts to go back up hill, hop the rocks in front of you and you're there...right along the river.


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mike's Boulder:
Mikes Left   V7 7A+     Boulder, 13'   
Mike's Right   V9 7C     Boulder, 1 pitch, 13'   
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Mikes Left V7 7A+  WI : Interstate State Park : Mike's Boulder
Start on left large undercling/sidepull jug. Using sloping ridge & small pocket up & left, climb up to good sidepull higher on ridge, & dyno to high jug...top out. Beta is very height dependant...using a knee bar to get to the small sharp pocket is a possiblity if you're exactly the right size....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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Tiny Bubbles wall. Just up to the left from Mike's Boulder ~ 200 feet.
BETA PHOTO: Tiny Bubbles wall. Just up to the left from Mike's...
Starting hand on Mike's Left.
Starting hand on Mike's Left.
Easier warm-up problems to the left of Mike's Boulder.
BETA PHOTO: Easier warm-up problems to the left of Mike's Boul...
The approach to Mike's Boulder. Walk up this trail to the right until the junction of the "Echo Canyon"/Summit Bluff. Walk left on the Echo trail. Follow this trail down and left until you reach the river. Turn right and walk down to the river's edge. The Mike's Boulder is another 100 feet up on the right.
BETA PHOTO: The approach to Mike's Boulder. Walk up this trail...
The red line is "off" for Mike's Right. Mike's right holds are in Red and left is in Yellow.
BETA PHOTO: The red line is "off" for Mike's Right. Mike's rig...
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By Nathan Migdal
From: Bloomington, mn
Jun 10, 2010

It seems like a good idea to warm up here by doing a few laps on the face w/out eliminations. Any guess at the V grade for all holds on? V3 maybe?

By nicros fivten
Jun 10, 2010

Mike's Left is not a eliminate. I would estimate that using "all holds" will still be v7.

By Nathan Migdal
From: Bloomington, mn
Jun 13, 2010

Okay. So (from the beta photo) 'red holds' in close reach of 'yellow holds' are still on for Mike's Left, whereas Mike's Right is only 'red holds'? This means those yellow-circled holds in the photo aren't the only ones "on route" for Mike's Left, since it's not an eliminate. Do I understand that right or is my learning disability holding me back again? I bring this up Nic because my style is a bit different from most climbers. I like to use small holds/moves availible on a problem as opposed to going straight for big reaches to good holds... most of the time :)

By nicros fivten
Jun 13, 2010

Everything is on for Mike's Left.. I just circled the holds most people use. if you want to use the holds out right that is fine but would probably be much harder. And as for Mike's Right there is only one rule.. do not use the ledge out right.

Let me know how your beta turns out, Have you seen the video of D-woods doing it? he used some small holds.


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By nicros fivten
Jun 13, 2010



T-falls starts 3:32min in.

By Jonathan Williams
From: Palo Alto, CA
Jun 16, 2010

Your learning disability is probably holding you back. Try again once you finish high school.

By Dylan Colon
From: Eugene, OR
Mar 10, 2012

Does anyone know who added the really old bolt to the top of this boulder?