Thanks, Burt! Really enjoyable route with awesome moves and position. Paul and Sandy Wagener talked us into doing it. Spring and fall are apparently the best to do it 'cause in the summer it gets very moist. I'd give it 4 stars if it wasn't for the dirty start and brittle flakes. Feels like climbing a "real" pitch somewhere out West.
Oh ya... this is a fun climb and somewhat intimidating too when you are up on it for sure.
Ain't noth'n like summers in Wisconsin. Moist and the air cloudy with skeeters. Once (I don't know what we were think'n) a friend and I drove to Petenwell in the heat and humidity of mid summer (and it was an absolute calm stagnant day wind wise). We pulled into the little car park and shut the car off (plus the air conditioning). I opened my door and a dense thick cloud of hungry and very active mosquito's billowed into the car... We looked at each other, slammed the door shut, and drove off.
On the other hand your photo here makes climbing in Central WI look very idyllic.
It is kinda idyllic right now. The skeeters are not out yet (only few) and it is not humid. The spring and the fall are the best season at Petenwell. Last year it was almost impossible to climb in mid summer because of mosquitoes.