Elevation: 1,179 ft
GPS: 43.414, -89.686 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Feb 25, 2002 with improvements by Neck G
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

Description

The Old Sandstone formation is an otherworldly crag that lies far to the east of the quartzite cliffs we're all used to climbing on at Devil's Lake. The rock here has round edges, embedded pebbles (of quartzite, of course), blank slabs, curved cracks, and other wonders. The cliff is about 65 feet high at its loftiest point, and it contains a number of excellent climbs.

Getting There

To access the Old Sandstone formation drive 1.25 miles east of the CCC parking lot, nearly to Highway 113. 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 4-5 cars. Park here.

The Rozno's Meadow/Ice Age Trail heads out into the meadow from this lot. Farther up the other side of the road toward Devils Lake the hiking trail head back into the woods.

Across the road and slightly east, find a less obvious trail cutting into the woods near the speed limit sign. Hike up the forested slope for about 15 minutes and when the slope starts to flatten you will see to your right the sandstone cliff that is the "Old Sandstone" formation.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Old Sandstone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 31
Swillbillies
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
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 22
Has Been
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 33
Pacific Ocean Wall
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chez's Chimney
 94
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Everleigh Club Crack
 80
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Swillbillies
 31
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Curving Crack
 145
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
American Beauty Crack
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Wobbly Dihedral
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Out There
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R TR
Alligator Wall
 55
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Mammalary Magic
 90
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Dancing Madly Backwards
 89
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Gargantua
 82
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Tarantula
 35
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Baker Street
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Has Been
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Pacific Ocean Wall
 33
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
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