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Wyalusing State Park 
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Wyalusing ice Rock Climbing 


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Location: 42.9458, -91.1416 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Doug Hemken, James M Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Burt Lindquist on Nov 14, 2006  with updates from James M Schroeder
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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.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wyalusing ice

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

Quarry Monster WI4  WI : Wyalusing ice : The Quarry
Quarry Monster is in the northeast corner of the quarry. It is easily visible from the road....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Wyalusing ice Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Burt L. leading "Eagle Eyes" Dennis's qu...
Burt L. leading "Eagle Eyes" Dennis's qu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Burt L. leading "Quarry Monster" left si...
Burt L. leading "Quarry Monster" left si...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dennis in his vehicle. Jan 23 2011.
Dennis in his vehicle. Jan 23 2011.
Rock Climbing Photo: Quarry Monster 1-4-2014 conditions.  It's a tough ...
BETA PHOTO: Quarry Monster 1-4-2014 conditions. It's a tough ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Early 2009 Climbing Season
Early 2009 Climbing Season
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve R. following Jon J's stout lead of Quarry Mo...
Steve R. following Jon J's stout lead of Quarry Mo...
Rock Climbing Photo: 1-4-2014.  Down the tracks past the Main Flow 4.
1-4-2014. Down the tracks past the Main Flow 4.
Rock Climbing Photo: 1-4-2014.  Down the tracks from the main Flow 2.
1-4-2014. Down the tracks from the main Flow 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: A good start to Ice Hobo 1-4-2014.  Need more snow...
BETA PHOTO: A good start to Ice Hobo 1-4-2014. Need more snow...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wyalusing ice--Dennis's quarry left side "Qua...
BETA PHOTO: Wyalusing ice--Dennis's quarry left side "Qua...
Rock Climbing Photo: The ice is thin but it is in for the '10-'11 Seaso...
BETA PHOTO: The ice is thin but it is in for the '10-'11 Seaso...
Rock Climbing Photo: heading down the tracks
heading down the tracks
Rock Climbing Photo: Right side of Quarry 2/13/10
BETA PHOTO: Right side of Quarry 2/13/10
Rock Climbing Photo: Quarry Monster on 2/13/10
BETA PHOTO: Quarry Monster on 2/13/10
Rock Climbing Photo: Birds of Prey on Left Eagle Eyes on Right
BETA PHOTO: Birds of Prey on Left Eagle Eyes on Right
Rock Climbing Photo: Junk Yard Dog nearly down 1-4-2014.  Eagle Eyes an...
BETA PHOTO: Junk Yard Dog nearly down 1-4-2014. Eagle Eyes an...
Rock Climbing Photo: Main flow on tracks condition 1-5-2014.
BETA PHOTO: Main flow on tracks condition 1-5-2014.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wyalusing ice... Dennis's quarry right side... 12-...
BETA PHOTO: Wyalusing ice... Dennis's quarry right side... 12-...
Rock Climbing Photo: 1-4-2014.  Down the tracks from the Main Flow.
BETA PHOTO: 1-4-2014. Down the tracks from the Main Flow.
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric L. leading "Qaurry Monster" regular...
Eric L. leading "Qaurry Monster" regular...
Rock Climbing Photo: 1-4-2014.  Down the tracks from the Main Flow 3.
BETA PHOTO: 1-4-2014. Down the tracks from the Main Flow 3.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just a little longer an this classic will be fully...
Just a little longer an this classic will be fully...
Rock Climbing Photo: 1-4-2014.  Down the tracks past the Main Flow 5.
1-4-2014. Down the tracks past the Main Flow 5.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dennis's quarry- Wyalusing Feb 7th, 2009.  "J...
BETA PHOTO: Dennis's quarry- Wyalusing Feb 7th, 2009. "J...

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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
Administrator
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
Administrator
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.
By pete cutler
From: Des Moines, IA
Dec 28, 2015
Never been here but really want to check it out. Anyone know if there's ice in?
By James M Schroeder
Administrator
From: Sauk County, WI
Dec 28, 2015
Pete,

I highly doubt it is in today, but another week of these temps and this weather, and stuff will probably be forming up. Governor Dodge wasn't in on the 20th, and up until today, it has been too warm since then to really do much.

Cheers,
James

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