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Little Prow 
Melincholy (AKA Little Roof) 
Melinhead (AKA Sandbox Arete) 
Sandbox Dyno 
Sandbox Warm-up 
Scared of the Sandbox 

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Submitted By: Chris treggE on Jun 14, 2009
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2 boulders a hundred yards south of the road just past (east of) the normal spot you park and walk up to Barrel Ridge. A handful of decent lines and worth the effort if you've done the stuff you can do on the Ridge proper.

Getting There 

Park as per Barrel Ridge. Walk east on the road until the hill to your right comes down in elevation such that you can look up the valley drainage. Viola! There they are.

Climbing Season

For the Barrel Ridge area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dobbe on Melinhead.

Melinhead (AKA Sandbox Arete) V2 5+  WI : Governor Dodge State Park : ... : Sandbox Boulders
Just down the slope from Barrel Ridge towards the road lie these boulders. You can see them if you drive slowly past the ridge and look up and right. Dismissed by some as choss, the larger boulder is, in fact, choss. Melinhead climbs the slightly overhanging corner closest to the ridgeline using edges and sandy sidepulls on the big boulder. A committing final move leads to the mossy topout. Another line could go up the overhanging face on the ledges but would be somewhat scary.The corner of...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By george reynolds
Nov 3, 2009
Nice work on this area guys, I checked out the small square boulder last fall but never gave it a go. I guess you beat me to it.

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