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Wisconsin Rocks

Welcome to Wisconsin, home to some of the Upper Midwest's finest rock climbing venues. Probably, the most popular and highest quantity of climbing can be found at Devil's Lake. Nonetheless, there are other scattered crags in the state for those who are willing to drive and explore. Don't expect to find towering cliffs here, but there is an amazing quality and history to the climbing in the state.

Steve Schultz on Good Morning Veruca, Devil's Lake
Steve running a lap.

Ted Kryzer on Wild West Homo, Devil's Lake
Ted Kryzer on WWH in the approaching storm. 07/25/09.

Henning Boldt climbing Fire In The Sky, Necedah (Petenwell Bluff)
Necedah, WI. Fire Spire. Henning Boldt on Fire in the Sky. May 02 '09.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wisconsin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 97
Big Bud Arete
Boulder
V3 6A
 85
Slope of Dadaism
Boulder
V4 6B
 118
The Godfather
Boulder
V4 6B
 82
The Flatiron
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 303
Brinton's Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 87
Lost Face
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 226
Air
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 210
Upper Diagonal
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 140
Congratulations
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 131
Sometime Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 86
Dancing Madly Backwards
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 123
Cheatah
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 79
Y-Crack (aka Old and in the Way)
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 92
Thoroughfare
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 92
A Red Recollection
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Big Bud Arete Devil's Lake > … > 1. N Shore > 03 Big Bud
 97
V2 5+ Boulder
Slope of Dadaism Devil's Lake > … > 6. Monolith Ridge > 1. E of Trail Boulders
 85
V3 6A Boulder
The Godfather Governor Dodge SP > Box Canyon Boul… > Godfather Boulder
 118
V4 6B Boulder
The Flatiron Devil's Lake > … > E Bluff S Face > 3. Flatiron/Guillotine
 82
V4 6B Boulder
Brinton's Crack Devil's Lake > E Bluff 04 - E… > 07: Brinton's Buttress
 303
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Lost Face Devil's Lake > … > 01: Prospect Po… > 05: Lost Face Area
 87
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Air Necedah (Petenw… > Air Spire
 226
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Upper Diagonal Devil's Lake > E Bluff 04 - E… > 05: Pedestal Buttress
 210
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Congratulations Devil's Lake > E Bluff 04 - E… > 05: Pedestal Buttress
 140
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Sometime Crack Devil's Lake > E Bluff 04 - E… > 05: Pedestal Buttress
 131
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Dancing Madly Backwards Devil's Lake > E Bluff 01 - Sa… > 1. Old Sandstone
 86
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Cheatah Devil's Lake > E Bluff 04 - E… > 11: Bill's Buttress
 123
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Y-Crack (aka Old and in the… Necedah (Petenw… > Y-Crack Wall
 79
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Thoroughfare Devil's Lake > E Bluff 04 - E… > 08: Two Pines Buttress
 92
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
A Red Recollection Governor Dodge SP > Qual Wall
 92
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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