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This prominent cliff on the Wisconsin shore of the St. Croix River is the furtherest north area on the Wisconsin side of Interstate State park. This area contains a high concentration of long (by midwest standards) good quality routes, both leads and top rope problems. This cliff is often quite busy with both climbers and hikers.
There are two options for reaching this crag. The first is to park on the Wisconsin side. After entering the state park and passing the visitor center the road forks. Park at the parking area at this junction and take the pothole trail to the left (its a circular trail so either way works but left is by far shorter). The climbing area starts shortly after passing a wooden overlook. An alternate approach for visitors with Minnesota state park stickers is to park at the main parking area on the Minnesota side and cross highway 8 on the pedestrain bridge to the side of the roadway. Shortly after crossing into Wisconsin a trail leads off to the right. This trail eventually connects with the potholes trail and reaches the top of the cliff.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wisconsin Strip:
Lloyd's Lament 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Cathuselum 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Inside Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Old Man 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Impossible Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Split the Difference 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 45'
Cathuseleft 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR, 45'
Batman 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Deuchler's Corner Right 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Deuchler's Corner Center 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
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Split the Difference 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI : Interstate State Park : Wisconsin Strip
Great crimpy climbing that keeps pushing you left and right. The climb is 5.10b if you avoid the good holds to the right. A well-set top-rope will get you this climb and INSIDE CORNER on one rope...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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