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The Brig  

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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Aug 12, 2006  with updates from James M Schroeder

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The Brig is a small area located down below the main spine on the east side of the the ridge. The trees offer shade in the morning, and the rolling of the sun offers shade in the afternoon.

Getting There 

The Brig is located directly below a bolted route on the main spine with two bolts to a two rap hanger anchor. Look for a trail leading downhill just south of this route that takes you down and over a few fallen trees to the base of the routes.

Climbing Season

For the Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Brig:
A Slippery Slope   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
Step By Step   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport   
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Step By Step 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : The Brig
The right route on the main wall. Big moves lead you past a series of four steps/breaks. Great holds all the way up. You can go straight up the face or use the right arete in the middle. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Oct 1, 2006

Thanks so much for developing this are and posting it here. Only had time to get on one route at The Brig this weekend (Slippery Slope), but all three lines look really good.
By Tradoholic
Nov 19, 2011
These routes are nice short warm-ups, if they were on the beaten path they would get lots of traffic.
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
May 24, 2014
I agree with Nick. These things are fun and would see more traffic if they were nearer to the rest of the rock, but really they're not that far and worth the 5 minute walk. They were pretty dirty today, which added some spice. We did what we could to clean them all up, but a little traffic would keep these things in pristine condition. Check them out the next time you're at Necedah.
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