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Stephens Falls

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Stephens Falls  

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Location: 43.02714, -90.13129 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Doug Hemken, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tradoholic on Dec 30, 2009
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Andy Hansen taking advantage of the great beginnin...


Terraced ice wall, not sure if the falls itself ever freezes.

Getting There 

Stay left after the entrance station and after a mile or so there is a parking turn off on the right with a sign to Stephens Falls. VERY short walk to the top of the falls. Jump the creek to the left to set a TR.

Climbing Season

For the G Dodge Ice area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

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Frozen Main Flow

Orange Peel WI2-3  WI : Governor Dodge State Park : ... : Stephens Falls
The main flow freezes and occasionally makes for a few good lines. You can hear the water flowing under the ice which comes in like a peel. Sometimes about 10 feet of barely overhung ice can be climbed on the far left side of the falls. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Stephens Falls Slideshow Add Photo
Fuzzy leading it up.
Fuzzy leading it up.
A picture of the the terraced climbing on Feb. 27,...
BETA PHOTO: A picture of the the terraced climbing on Feb. 27,...
The ice got kind of fat in the last month, too bad...
The ice got kind of fat in the last month, too bad...
the sign
the sign
stephen's falls
stephen's falls
Fuzzy topping-out.
Fuzzy topping-out.

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By Tradoholic
Feb 28, 2010
With increased traffic at G Dodge please respect the trees at the top of the Stephens Falls and try keep as many people as possible off the upper area to set TRs. The park staff is very friendly to let us all climb here and they are concerned about unofficial trails being created. Leave no trace!
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Jan 31, 2014
I believe the routes listed in this sections as "Stephens Falls" and "Pokey Gonzales Goes Ice Climbing" are the same based on the comments, grades and lengths. The route listed as "Orange Peel" is in fact Stephens Falls proper and the other two are referencing the wall to the climbers right.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Feb 1, 2014
Fixed, thanks James!
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