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Wiessner Wall 


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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 11, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: The northeast end of Wiessner Wall, with Turk's He...

Description 

The Wiessner Wall is named after Fritz Wiessner, a very big name in climbing back in the 1930's. The wall contains a handfull of moderate climbs that are well worth your time.


Getting There 

To access the Wiessner Wall hike up the West Bluff Trail to the lookout above the Cleo Amphitheater. Follow a climbers trail 200 feet northeast to a gully that drops down the north side of Turk's Head. (To find Turk's Head you can also look at the back of the map handed out at the registration offices). Once below Turk's Head turn back to the southwest to find Wiessner Wall. Alternatively, you could drop down from the West Bluff Trail to a climbers trail that follows the rim of the Cleo Amphitheater and use the access routes that that enter the amphitheater from the northwest above Cleopatra's Needle. From the Needle go northeast about 50 yards.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wiessner Wall:
Upper Weissner Crack   5.2 3 8 II D 2c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Wiessner Chimney   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Trad, TR   
Wiessner Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
Stinger   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR   
Just Another Pretty Face   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Wiessner Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Wiessner Wall
From the ledge and tree at the half way point climb up and right a few feet. From there is mostly straight up on pretty solid holds. I enjoyed this one. A moderate 5.7. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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Beta photo update.  "Fritz" route in red.  "Stinger" route in blue.
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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Aug 12, 2009

This wall is a leaders playground, fun for everyone.

By Chris Williams
From: Saint Paul, MN USA
May 13, 2013

Where do I go for access to setup a couple TR's? Is there a climbers trail around the back? Haven't been here yet, and I'm taking some extended family here for some really easy climbing at the end of this summer.

By Doug Hemken
Administrator
May 13, 2013

The top of Wiessner is not very far off of the West Bluff trail.