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Wyalusing ice 


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Location: 42.9458, -91.1416 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: jon jugenheimer on Nov 14, 2006
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Dennis. Jan 23 2011
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Description 

This area is an ice climbing destination in southwestern Wisconsin. It consists of about a half-dozen climbs up to 70 feet high. The largest climb is in a private quarry called Quarry Monster; the other climbs are located along the railroad tracks heading north from the parking area and along Hwy X.


Getting There 

The "parking area" is located along Cty Hwy X north of the town of Wyalusing by a large limestone butte across the road from the quarry.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wyalusing ice:
Quarry Monster   WI4     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Main Route   WI3+     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 40'   
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joe mucci topping out on quarry monster

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Photos of Wyalusing ice Slideshow Add Photo
Burt L. leading "Eagle Eyes" Dennis's quarry right side, Wyalusing 12-29-10.  this thing came into super shape for leading.  I left a V-Thread on top.
Burt L. leading "Eagle Eyes" Dennis's quarry right...
Burt L. leading "Quarry Monster" left side- Dennis's quarry, Wyalusing 12-29-10.  The left side had filled in great this year and had an awesome and a bit overhanging- challenging ice lead.
Burt L. leading "Quarry Monster" left side- Dennis...
Dennis in his vehicle. Jan 23 2011.
Dennis in his vehicle. Jan 23 2011.
1-4-2014.  Down the tracks from the main Flow 2. <br />
1-4-2014. Down the tracks from the main Flow 2.
Birds of Prey on Left <br />Eagle Eyes on Right
BETA PHOTO: Birds of Prey on Left
Eagle Eyes on Right
Junk Yard Dog nearly down 1-4-2014.  Eagle Eyes and Birds of Prey just getting started over on the right.  Looks like an independent line coming in just right of JYD.  Keep your fingers crossed.
BETA PHOTO: Junk Yard Dog nearly down 1-4-2014. Eagle Eyes an...
Steve R. following Jon J's stout lead of Quarry Monster center 1-11-14.
Steve R. following Jon J's stout lead of Quarry Mo...
Quarry Monster on 2/13/10
BETA PHOTO: Quarry Monster on 2/13/10
Right side of Quarry 2/13/10
BETA PHOTO: Right side of Quarry 2/13/10
A good start to Ice Hobo 1-4-2014.  Need more snow depth above the route and some warmer sunny days to build this up further.
BETA PHOTO: A good start to Ice Hobo 1-4-2014. Need more snow...
heading down the tracks
heading down the tracks
Early 2009 Climbing Season
Early 2009 Climbing Season
The ice is thin but it is in for the '10-'11 Season!!! 12.4.10
BETA PHOTO: The ice is thin but it is in for the '10-'11 Seaso...
Nice mixed route on the right of the fat flow- trackside. Yes those are straight shafts...
Nice mixed route on the right of the fat flow- tra...
Wyalusing ice--Dennis's quarry left side "Quarry Monster" 12-19-10.  Before the recent 2 day annoying warm up (Dec. 30th and 31st).
BETA PHOTO: Wyalusing ice--Dennis's quarry left side "Quarry M...
Quarry Monster 1-4-2014 conditions.  It's a tough lead yet.
BETA PHOTO: Quarry Monster 1-4-2014 conditions. It's a tough ...
Wyalusing ice... Dennis's quarry right side... 12-19-10.
BETA PHOTO: Wyalusing ice... Dennis's quarry right side... 12-...
Main flow on tracks condition 1-5-2014.
BETA PHOTO: Main flow on tracks condition 1-5-2014.
Eric L. leading "Qaurry Monster" regular line- Dennis's quarry, Wyalusing 12-29-10.  The day before the annoying warm temps and rain at end of the year (Dec. 30th and 31st).
Eric L. leading "Qaurry Monster" regular line- Den...
1-4-2014.  Down the tracks from the Main Flow.
BETA PHOTO: 1-4-2014. Down the tracks from the Main Flow.
1-4-2014.  Down the tracks past the Main Flow 4.
1-4-2014. Down the tracks past the Main Flow 4.
1-4-2014.  Down the tracks from the Main Flow 3.
BETA PHOTO: 1-4-2014. Down the tracks from the Main Flow 3.
Just a little longer an this classic will be fully formed.  Junk Yard Dog 1-11-14.
Just a little longer an this classic will be fully...
1-4-2014.  Down the tracks past the Main Flow 5.
1-4-2014. Down the tracks past the Main Flow 5.
Dennis's quarry- Wyalusing Feb 7th, 2009.  "Junk Yard Dog" on left and "Birds of Pray" and "Eagle Eyes" on right.
BETA PHOTO: Dennis's quarry- Wyalusing Feb 7th, 2009. "Junk Y...
Erin running a TR lap of the left side of Quarry Monster 1-11-14.
Erin running a TR lap of the left side of Quarry M...
Dennis's quarry- Wyalusing Feb7th, 2009.  "The Monster".
BETA PHOTO: Dennis's quarry- Wyalusing Feb7th, 2009. "The Mon...
This is across the river from Wyalusing, but I wanted to share this photo of the falls under the overlook at the end of this epic ice year.
This is across the river from Wyalusing, but I wan...
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By John J. Glime
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 14, 2006

Do you mean that this is an ice destination in southwest Wisconsin? Or am I just mixed up?

By jon jugenheimer
From: Madison
Nov 14, 2006

oops, southwest wisconsin, sorry about that

By Kris Gorny
Administrator
Feb 28, 2008

Jon -- is leading allowed?

By Burt Lindquist
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Feb 29, 2008

Hey Kris. Leading is encouraged! Go for it. Some of the isolated pillars require a V-Thread to get off (or you can leave screws) though. I am contemplating permanent lowering anchors with the land owners permission of course.

By jon jugenheimer
From: Madison
Feb 29, 2008

Kris, this isn't the Ice Pit,
Lead that thing!!

By Kris Gorny
Administrator
Mar 12, 2008

Next season. Glad to find more places to climb in Midwest.

By R. Anthony
Dec 4, 2010

The Ice is thin, But it is in!! 12.4.10

By Tradoholic
Apr 15, 2011

Dennis sold half the Quarry to "Todd". He swears he's gonna tap a well and flow ice from the top. That would be pretty sick.

He was talking about doing that and making it a membership thing. If you meet him ask him how that's going.

By Steve Parker
Jan 3, 2014

Does anyone know if anything in the area is worth while doing?
As I speak, we are in the Tomah, Wisconsin area. We are wanting to find something worthy to play on without having to travel too far...couple hours at most. We will be here for another week or so.
Thanks,
S&S

By Burt Lindquist
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jan 5, 2014

I have posted some condition photos for first week of Jan. 2014. Check the photos section for the Wyalusing ice main page. It's a OK start for now. Hopefully things will continue to grow.

By Burt Lindquist
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jan 13, 2014

Found some gear at the base of Main Route above the tracks on Sat.
1-11-14. If you can identify I will send along.

By Burt Lindquist
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jan 13, 2014

News update about Dennis and the quarry. Dennis does not own the any of the quarry anymore. It all belongs to Todd now. Please make sure to stop in and speak with Todd when entering the quarry now. His place is the new house over on the right when first entering. Dennis has had some health issues recently. He suffered a stroke some time early in 2013 according to my understanding but has made quite a bit of recovery since. Saw him briefly on Sat. 1-11-14 when he came out and said hello.