Elevation: 1,154 ft
GPS: 43.414, -89.686 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Feb 22, 2002
Admins: Ian CB, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Doug Hemken

Description

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

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

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 96
Chez's Chimney
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 87
Everleigh Club Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Swillbillies
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 160
Curving Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
American Beauty Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 98
Wobbly Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 18
Out There
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 57
Alligator Wall
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 99
Mammalary Magic
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 93
Dancing Madly Backwards
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 88
Gargantua
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
Tarantula
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
Baker Street
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 34
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
 96
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Everleigh Club Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 87
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Swillbillies 1. Old Sandstone
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Curving Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 160
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
American Beauty Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Wobbly Dihedral 1. Old Sandstone
 98
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Out There 1. Old Sandstone
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R TR
Alligator Wall 1. Old Sandstone
 57
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Mammalary Magic 1. Old Sandstone
 99
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Dancing Madly Backwards 1. Old Sandstone
 93
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Gargantua 1. Old Sandstone
 88
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Tarantula 1. Old Sandstone
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Baker Street 1. Old Sandstone
 30
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Pacific Ocean Wall 1. Old Sandstone
 34
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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