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Elevation: 1,154 ft 352 m
GPS: 43.41354, -89.68634
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Feb 22, 2002
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Description Suggest change

The Sandstone Area is an anomoly at Devil's Lake. The rock here is high-quality sandstone with round edges and good friction. The area consists of two main rock formations. The Old Sandstone Area is the western sandstone cliff. It is higher and contains more moderate climbs than its counterpart to the east, the New Sandstone Area. The New Sandstone Area is currently closed to climbing. It is a shorter cliff with hard overhanging climbs.

Getting There Suggest change

To find the Sandstone Area drive 1.25 miles east of the CCC parking lot. After driving this distance you will see the backside of a 35 MPH speed limit sign on the left (north) side of the road. Just before this sign there is a dirt pull-off on the right (south) side of the road that accomodates 4 cars. Directly up the bluff, if there were no trees, you would be able to see the Sandstone Area. To access the Old Sandstone Area park at this pull-off and cross the road to find a trail just (about 1 foot) east of the speed limit sign. Hike up this trail to the base of the cliff. To access the New Sandstone Area continue east .4 miles past the speed limit sign to another more obscure pull-off on the left (north) side of the road. Park here and walk west 150 feet and take the imperceptible trail (or just bushwack) up the bluff until you hit sandstone.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Bluff 01 - Sandstone Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 103
Chez's Chimney
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 99
Everleigh Club Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 179
Curving Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 90
American Beauty Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 111
Wobbly Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 21
Out There
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 60
Alligator Wall
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 114
Mammalary Magic
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 111
Dancing Madly Backwards
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 102
Gargantua
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Tarantula
Trad, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 10
Kingsbury Cruise
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Uberschmidt
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 37
Pacific Ocean Wall
TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Donkey On My Mind
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chez's Chimney 1. Old Sandstone
 103
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Everleigh Club Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 99
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Curving Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 179
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
American Beauty Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 90
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Wobbly Dihedral 1. Old Sandstone
 111
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Out There 1. Old Sandstone
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R TR
Alligator Wall 1. Old Sandstone
 60
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Mammalary Magic 1. Old Sandstone
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Dancing Madly Backwards 1. Old Sandstone
 111
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Gargantua 1. Old Sandstone
 102
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Tarantula 1. Old Sandstone
 46
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Kingsbury Cruise 2. New Sandstone Area
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Uberschmidt 1. Old Sandstone
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
Pacific Ocean Wall 1. Old Sandstone
 37
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
Donkey On My Mind 2. New Sandstone Area
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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