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: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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
 94
Chez's Chimney
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 80
Everleigh Club Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 145
Curving Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
American Beauty Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 89
Wobbly Dihedral
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 17
Out There
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 55
Alligator Wall
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 90
Mammalary Magic
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 89
Dancing Madly Backwards
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 82
Gargantua
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 35
Tarantula
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Baker Street
TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Kingsbury Cruise
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 33
Pacific Ocean Wall
TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Donkey On My Mind
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chez's Chimney 1. Old Sandstone
 94
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Everleigh Club Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 80
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Curving Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 145
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
American Beauty Crack 1. Old Sandstone
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Wobbly Dihedral 1. Old Sandstone
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Out There 1. Old Sandstone
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R TR
Alligator Wall 1. Old Sandstone
 55
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Mammalary Magic 1. Old Sandstone
 90
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Dancing Madly Backwards 1. Old Sandstone
 89
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Gargantua 1. Old Sandstone
 82
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Tarantula 1. Old Sandstone
 35
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Baker Street 1. Old Sandstone
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Kingsbury Cruise 2. New Sandstone Area
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Pacific Ocean Wall 1. Old Sandstone
 33
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
Donkey On My Mind 2. New Sandstone Area
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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