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Pavilion Block Bouldering

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An Appropriate Name 
Bison Corposantics  
Bison Lightning 
Calm like a Bomb 
Campus Problem 
Edible Berries 
Fighter of the Nightman 
Formidable Forecast 
Gorilla Action 
Green Machine, The 
Harappan Civilization 
Hour of Power, The 
Local On the Eights 
Mono Problem 
Over My Head 
Overhang, The 
Poison Berry 
Sexytime Traverse 
Those are Combines Kickin' Up That Dust 
Thrutch and Wiese 
Traverse of the Gods, The 
We're Going Streaking! 
What's the Difference Between Jam and Jelly? 
White Bruce Lee 
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Pavilion Block Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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About a gajillion years ago, a large, house-sized block detached from the main cliffband. On the downhill side of the block, the wall is steep, featured, and pretty good for bouldering. Most of the problems start with difficulty and get easier the higher you go. It's a good thing, as the wall is about 25 feet tall.

A roof splits the right side of the wall and presents the opportunity for some really hard problems. Most established problems start on either side of the long, low roof. The left side of the wall is quite tall and generally unsuitable for bouldering, though The Traverse of the Gods climbs across this section.

The leaf-filled corridor is also included in this area and can be found about 100 yards east of the block. The problems are shorter and provide high quality bouldering with good top outs.

Getting There 

Drive to the big parking area near the Red Bird statue. Walk into the large groomed open area and find steps that lead past the fence, down to the big block. To reach the leaf-filled corridor, head east along the cliff until you see The Overhang, a tiered roof formed by a 90 degree inside corner.

Climbing Season

For the North Side area.

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pavilion Block Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pavilion Block Bouldering:
Local On the Eights   V2- 5+     Boulder   
An Appropriate Name   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 18'   
The Traverse of the Gods   V3 6A Mod. Snow     Boulder, Snow   
Harappan Civilization   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 15'   
Calm like a Bomb   V4 6B     Boulder   
The Overhang   V5-6 6C+     Boulder   
Sexytime Traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 120'   
Formidable Forecast   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Pavilion Block Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Calm Like a Bomb

Calm like a Bomb V4 6B  WI : High Cliff State Park : ... : Pavilion Block Bouldering
Walk down the steps to the east of the Redbird Statue and below the main pavilion area. The trail will take you to a huge detached block. Some good bouldering can be found on the downhill side of the block.A blank roof crosses the right side of the wall. "Calm" climbs up a very overhanging prow that juts out from the right side of the wall, just right of the roof. Heel hooks and slaps lead to easier moves. The climb was topped-out on the first ascent, but this is not necessary as the top is tall...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By Mark Hense
Sep 21, 2015
FINDING THE STAIRS: If this is your first time here to hit the boulder spots, find the parking lot by the tower. All references to 'stairs' you read refer to stairs that exist BEHIND the wood rails surrounding the tower, so go up to and start walking next to the rails and find where you need to climb over. There are actually 3 or for sets of stairs taking you down/up from the area.

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