Birthday Rocks Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Birthday Rocks area as seen from the railroad trac...
The Birthday Rocks area contains many fine climbs, starting about 50 feet up from the railroad tracks directly above the electric fence. The northwest end of the wall contains shorter climbs, while the southeast end terminates at a tall tower. Birthday Crack (5.7) is the classic climb of this formation, and there are a half-dozen or so other moderate climbs to keep you busy. The Birthday Rocks are also home to two long and difficult climbs, the Great White Hope (5.11a) and the Caesarian West Face (5.12b).
To get to the Birthday Rocks, walk north along the railroad tracks from the South Shore parking lot until you see the long electric fence on the east (bluff) side of the tracks. You will find the Birthday Rocks directly above this fence about 50 feet from the tracks. Top-rope access can be gained by skirting south and east around the Caesarian Tower at the southeast end of the wall.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Birthday Rocks
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Birthday Rocks:
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Birthday Crack 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Birthday Rocks
The Birthday Crack is one of the better-known climbs at the Lake. It is a fun and challenging climb with a pretty sustained crack. Start out to the left of the Birthday Chimney (route 10) below the junction of a vertical and horizontal crack. Climb up the vertical crack into the pocket at the junction of the two cracks. Don't get yourself too far back into this pocket or you'll get stuck. Reach high (real high) with both hands and pull up on a juggy hold to get above the pocket. The top ha...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
By roger fritz from rockford, IL
From: Rockford, IL
Oct 23, 2011
I climbed Horner's Corner at Birthday Rocks today. This is one of the most exposed routes I have been on at the Lake. Rated at a 5.4 is a bit low for the top portion I thought. It should be listed as a classic as far as I am concerned. Devils lake classics usually have old pitons and this one does up at the exposed top move(s).