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Sep 1, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Eau Claire, WI?
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I have an interview with a firm in Eau Claire WI but I know very little about that part of the state. I currently live in Duluth MN and was hoping people here could fill me in a bit about the Eau Claire area, specifically:

1. Any indoor gyms?
2. Hows the city for cost of living?
3. What do you think of the area?
4. Any hiking / backpcking in the area?
5. How's the social scene (aka stuff to do other than boozin')

I know that Eau Claire won't have the concentration of climbing and backpacking that Duluth MN has but there is still some good climbing within a couple hours of the city.

I appreciate any help you guys and gals can give!


Sep 1, 2011, 4:44 PM
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i've been to Eau Claire a few times when I use to work for MENDARDS who owns that city. The only ROCK CLIMBING Gym is at the UW:

There is some STATE FOREST to the south near Black River Falls. You can do some Backpacking, lots of hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, XX-skiing.

Probably about 2hours South is Devils Lake - which is World Class Climbing.

The City has typically everything a small/medium size city has. I would say "SOME" of the people up there a little bit more "redneckish" - If you HUNT and FISH you would probably fit in. There is a college there, so you will have the college bars and whatever comes with that.

There aren't a LOT of Indoor climbing gyms in Wisconsin I've notice. I have one about 45mins from me. The next available one is 2 hours+ away.


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