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Pine Tree, a.k.a. Picnic Face 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Adam Schwartz-Lowe on May 27, 2008

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DFo TRing Picnic Face.


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.


about five feet to the right of Rock Dove and a couple feet left of the prominent right leaning crack at the bottom.


Top rope only, not real leadable.

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Coming over the little bump midway up.
Coming over the little bump midway up.

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By Matthew Prom
From: West Saint Paul, MN
Jul 11, 2008

Tried this in May when the warm weather hadn't dried things up yet, and I felt like I was on a slip and slide. You definitely have to wait for things to dry up since it faces North or else your feet will be sliding all over the bottom section.
By Tom Hanson
Aug 14, 2009

My friends and I named Picnic and climbed it back in the late seventies. Likely an FA, but who knows?
By Sonnabend
From: West Saint Paul, MN
Sep 29, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is a stellar route. From the bottom it looks there there are no holds at all but as soon as you start up it all the holds become apparent.
By josh wabaunsee
Sep 30, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R

someone pulled a bunch off blocks from the foot rail under the overhang, making surmounting the overhang a bit tougher. Bring a brush up to clean off the rail.
By Eric Olson
Sep 23, 2012

Two distinct starts to this one - left and right. They come together where you pull the roof. Both *very* fun with small but positive crimps just where you need them. Tricky feet.
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