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Elevation: 1,215 ft 370 m
GPS: 43.41436, -89.72501
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Feb 24, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Ian Cotter-Brown, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Ben Strobel, Kyle Harding

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The Balanced Rock Wall is one of the most popular climbing spots at Devil's Lake, and it's also a good place to go to impress day hikers since the Balanced Rock Trail passes along the base of the wall. The Balanced Rock Wall is a 40 foot wall containing the classic climb Watermarks (5.8), along with a handful of other moderate and enjoyable climbs. Access is fairly easy and straight forward, and the quality of the climbs is high. The only downside to the formation is the likelihood that you'll encounter a lot of people throughout the day. If you're looking to show off, this is the place for you. If you're looking for solitude, steer clear.

Getting There Suggest change

To gain access to the Balanced Rock Wall hike up the Balanced Rock trail about halfway up the bluff. Twenty minutes of rock steps (10 if you're fast) and you will come upon this fine piece of rock. You really will have a hard time getting lost when looking for the Balanced Rock Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Balanced Rock Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 4
Watermarks Traverse
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 77
New Box
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 93
Sunken Pillar
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 63
Red Pulpit
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 6
6.63 Smoots
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 137
Watermarks
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Watermarks Left Side
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Der Glotzenlinks
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Fear and Trembling
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
Der Glotz
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Watermarks Direct
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
AAHRG
Trad, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 25
Beer and Booty
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 27
Morning After
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Law and Gospel
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Watermarks Traverse
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
New Box
 77
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Sunken Pillar
 93
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Red Pulpit
 63
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
6.63 Smoots
 6
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Watermarks
 137
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Watermarks Left Side
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Der Glotzenlinks
 10
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Fear and Trembling
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Der Glotz
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Watermarks Direct
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
AAHRG
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Beer and Booty
 25
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Morning After
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Law and Gospel
 13
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
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