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Wisconson Beef 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Brad Boner on Jan 1, 2002

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Stu Ritchie enjoying his Wisconsin Beef.

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This is a classic in the Chopping Block area. The second route on the left after passing under the huge chockstone, it climbs great crystals on a gradually steepening face. It reminds me of a shorter version of Baba Cool. One of the best of its grade at Rushmore.


4 Bolts

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Denise applies secret weapon:  hands-free rest (Wi...
Denise applies secret weapon: hands-free rest (Wi...
Todd climbing Wisconsin Beef. Great route!
Todd climbing Wisconsin Beef. Great route!
Stu Ritchie, Wisconsin Beef
Stu Ritchie, Wisconsin Beef
Cool route, Jay on WI beef
Cool route, Jay on WI beef

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By Just Another Anonymous User
Nov 6, 2003

To begin, I'm pretty much a wuss. Having said that, I took one of the scariest falls of my life on this route...tapped my belayer on the shoulder. I would just like mention that one ought to be cautious when clipping bolt #4 and to do so from an appropriate position. That's all i'll say.
By Dan Dewell
Nov 12, 2003
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is kick-ass!
By Eric Krantz
From: Black Hills
Mar 12, 2004

I took my biggest fall (yet) on the 4th bolt (Jason said "try not to fall on that 4th bolt...it's older") from about waist high at the fifth bolt---Yikes!! But it was clean, and I still can't make that climb w/o hanging- seems harder than others of the same grade-- I think it's all in the feet and you can walk up it like a ladder but I get freaked. Great climb!!!
By Joe M
From: Rapid City, SD
May 17, 2007

Very fun route. Did this one in the dark with a headlamp. Great feet most of the way. Another must do. However, the bolts are old and scary looking. Use the anchors for Another 5.9 route right next to it, brand new bolts.
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