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The Lost and Found/Neck Oil Wall

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The Lost and Found/Neck Oil Wall  

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Sticking the second hard move.


The lost and found is a series of scattered cliff lines and boulders some bigger than others. There is a lot of potential here for bouldering and some shorter rope climbing.

Getting There 

Park at the south shore parking area. From there head towards the railroad tracks. Follow the railroad tracks until you reach the Railroad Amphitheater. Just to the north of the Amphitheater is a trail leading up to towards the Waterfall wall and Turret take that to the top of all the cliffs. You should now see a boulder field in front of you. Hike through the the boulders and into the trees behind it. Once in the trees look up and to your left you should see the first of the cliff lines.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Lost and Found/Neck Oil Wall:
The Good Life Arete   V2 5+     Boulder   The Lost and Found Boulders
Chemotaxis   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   The Lost and Found Boulders
Limited Shelf Life   V4 6B     Boulder   Whaler's Rock
The Wizard   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   More Problems
Bossy   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   The Lost and Found Boulders
Don't F With the Bees   V7 7A+     Boulder   Whaler's Rock
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A very picturesque line.

Levitation (formerly The office project) V10-11 8A  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : More Problems
This boulder sticks out like a sore thumb in the talus field to the north of the lost and found area, it's simply huge! On the downhill face of this boulder is a difficult thin climb. All the holds are there, it was just over my head. Landing is a flat elevated pedestal. A little heady to spot, but should be fairly safe. A proud line there for the taking. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By Ian CB
Aug 13, 2012
Lot's of problems to do around here of all grades. Some hard ones are waiting, some nice moderates too.. Safe ones, proud high balls, etc... People just have to get out here and do them. There are gems just waiting to be picked. Nice spot.
From: Winona
Aug 14, 2012
Ian, nice work breathing some new life into this area. I did some bouldering in there back around 2000 and always was surprised that it was over looked. I think we called one part of the area the neck oil wall, but names don't matter, just that folks are out crankin'.
I think I will take a stroll out here this weekend with nice temps coming. Hit me up if you guys are heading out. Also check out the classic problem leisure kings(V4-V5) on the turret and the barnyard boulder(V2-V3) across from the turret(south approx 100ft), old school classics that nobody climbs. I'll try to get some pics up soon.
Awesome work man! Keep it up.
By Ian CB
Aug 14, 2012
I will hopefully be back up there saturday with a buddy or 2. There are some cool things up there. Here is my number if you want to try and meet up. 608 448 5807. Ian
By Paul Jones
From: Madison, WI
Sep 14, 2012
I climbed back here a lot in the 90s. I definitely did the arete that Remo is pictured on as well as the Awning and several other problems. Great to see you guys getting after it!
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