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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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Birthday Rocks:
Birthday Chimney 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Trad, TR
Flying Delorean 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 60'
Birthday Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Mitzvah 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Caesarian Tower 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR
Great White Hope 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, TR
Caesarian West Face 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b TR
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Birthday Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 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
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