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Ghost Talus Field  

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Location: 43.4086, -89.7358 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Paul Dieterle on Oct 21, 2011
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Ian on a project line on the Green Fire boulder. ...


This talus field is northwest of the Reserve and is very difficult to find. It has a bit of potential, with one very quality crimper problem. It isn't a very big field, but there are definitely a few gems.

Getting There 

Start on the trail to the Reserve. When you reach the top of the South Bluff, cut off trail to the east instead of continuing southeast as for the Reserve. It is about 15 minutes from the parking lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ghost Talus Field:
Two Balls In A Sack   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Fustercluck   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
Makin' Bacon   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Let's play doctor   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Show time   V5 6C     Boulder   
Green Fire   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
There is no White Knight   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   
Sail Away   V8 7B     Boulder   
Green Haze   V8 7B     Boulder   
Bully   V9 7C     Boulder   
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Ian on the start.

Sail Away V8 7B  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Ghost Talus Field
Hard start. Stand start with high right hand on arete and left down on pinch. Get your feet established and crank up and out overhang of boulder. The upper moves are fantastic!There is a jump start that skips the first hard move. V4/5...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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This is the Quandary Boulder's best problem - Ther...
This is the Quandary Boulder from above.
This is the Quandary Boulder from above.

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By Tradoholic
Oct 22, 2011
I may have posted some pics of this on the S Bluff Bouldering page. Please take a look and see if you recognize anything.

Also, any better beta for that approach? People who don't know that part of the bluff will get totally lost. I will get the GPS coordinates next time I get the chance.
By SteveSchultz
Dec 8, 2012
Another way to get up tp this area is to park as you would for the reserve but walk along the south shore road until you hit the 4th mini pullout on the right. Head straight up the hill from here for about 5-10 minutes and it's right there.
By Doug Hemken
Dec 8, 2012
Nice! You could probably just park in that pull-out, too. Where does that bring you up in relation to the talus field: east, west, or center?

I found the coordinates posted at the top of this page to be fairly accurate, so if you have a GPS receiver its probably easiest walking to head up the Reserve trail and come in from the top.
By madisonchoss
Oct 15, 2013
Straight up will take you past the Bully boulder all the way to the Green Fire boulder. This seems to be the center of the field, with White Knight 200 feet to the West (this is the Western most climb in this field).
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