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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stillwater Staircase

If you've lately been browsing the streets of Stillwater, MN, which I'm sure you have, then you might've come across one of the largest staircases in the state. The 157 step staircase located by Local Brewery caves, may not live up to it's potential. With garbage scattered in the beautiful local forest,  unattended baseball helmets, and of course, the infamous blue half-bench, it will be worth the climb for the amazing view of the St. Croix River and the town of Stillwater, MN. Let's check out the ratings.
Ascendability: 4
Descendability: 8
Tread Depth: 6
Layout: 7
Excitement: 10
User Interface: 3
Upkeep: 1

Handrail: Overall, not an awful handrail, but with 157 steps it will prove useful. Unusually thick with dents & kinks here & there, an overall "6" handrail.

Fairly soon I will be posting pictures,
This has been the Critical Climber, signing out.


  1. Looking forward to a good climb next time I'm in downtown Stillwater. The inverse relationship between Excitement and Upkeep is interesting. Do you think that might be true of other stairs as well? That might be something worth looking into. Whatever the case may be, it's definitely NOT true of drinking fountains.

  2. Ah, a fine observation indeed. Watching your step may overall increase your daily adrenaline a little. It's always please to receive an insightful tip from the Thirsty Reader.