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The first area you come upon from the parking lot, there are a few excellent boulder problems that make this a nice place to warm up. Slick, polished slopers, and some thin crimpy problems, including the classic hard/scary problem One Slim Fish, the frustrating The Crack, and classic balancy V3 Twinkletoes.

Getting There 

From the Minnesota State Park office, head down towards the river. The Pit is below the first railing, to the left of the walkway. The best way down to the boulders is to scramble down the talus/retaining wall, or the path across the marsh opposite the route "Slicksides."

Climbing Season

For the Minnesota Side Bouldering area.

Weather station 18.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in The Pit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Pit:
The Crack   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   
Slopey Traverse Problem   V1-2 5     Boulder, 8'   
Humping The Bear   V1-2 5     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   
Spread Eagle   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Twinkletoes   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
One Slim Fish   V4-5 6B+ R     TR, Boulder, 18'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: On Twinkletoes, classic!

Twinkletoes V3-4 6A+  MN : * Bouldering : ... : The Pit
A classic boulder problem requiring balance, body tension, and tenacity. Start on the jug immediately to the right of The Crack. There is a foothold "on" about 3/4 feet to the right. Climb straight up on right-facing seams and slopers and make a muscley move to the lip. No part of the crack at left is "on."...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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By Sam Daley
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 24, 2011
What climbs the face to the right of the Easy Slab?

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