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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.
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.
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Shlocksides 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Slicksides 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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Lunge or Plunge 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Pot Holes Area
Start out on angular, large, blocky holds and get established into underclings/sidepulls up higher. At the top, there's a full on feet cutting dyno to a thank god jug. Top out after the jug is reached. A great route with a somewhat sketchy landing. Bring a couple pads and good spotters for this one. Can also be TR'd or led on gear... When looking at "Slicksides" this is the route/problem is just left of a diagonal crack. ...[more] Browse More Classics in MN
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