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Madison, WI is the capital city. Real easy, it's the star on the map.

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The east arete is the leftmost corner in this phot...

Chamberlin Rock East Arete V3 6A  WI : Buildering Sites : UW Madison Campus
Sit start and work your way up the arete using holds on both sides of the corner. Top out. In my opinion this is the best problem on this rock.I posted this under the buildering area, but this is a natural rock, so I suspect you are less likely to get into trouble for climbing it. I would just stay away from the plaque. This boulder was apparently found down near the lakeshore when one of the dorms was being built and was moved to the top of the hill because it looks nice there, must have be...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By Zachary
May 12, 2009
Ok. We gotta find some harder stuff here. I'm looking for V4+. I will be in Madison for the next 4 years, so it will be found.
By Tradoholic
May 12, 2009
Careful, many people have gotten tickets doing this. I CAN show you a V4+, but you gotta do it incognito.
By Mark Kauz
From: Madison, WI
May 16, 2009
I'm not suggesting you pull the trad climb of Van Vleck, but if you BUILDER in the bouldering sense and do it incognito like Rhoads said, you should be okay.
By Todd O.
Nov 22, 2010
How does one builder incognito? Wear a Groucho mask? It seems like approach shoes would be a good idea for buildering. That way you can dip
By Tradoholic
Nov 23, 2010
A mask would work! The V4+ is the mosaic on the west side of Van Vleck. You will need a pad though as it is very high.