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Routes in Wiessner Wall

Fritz T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hambone Arete V0-1 4+ PG13
Just Another Pretty Face TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stinger T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Upper Wiessner Crack T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Wasp, The T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wiessner Boulder V0-1 4+ PG13
Wiessner Chimney T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Wiessner Face T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Description

The Wiessner Wall is named after Fritz Wiessner, a very big name in climbing back in the 1930's. The wall contains a handfull of moderate climbs that are well worth your time.

Getting There

To access the Wiessner Wall hike up the West Bluff Trail to the lookout above the Cleo Amphitheater. Follow a climbers trail 200 feet northeast to a gully that drops down the north side of Turk's Head. (To find Turk's Head you can also look at the back of the map handed out at the registration offices). Once below Turk's Head turn back to the southwest to find Wiessner Wall. Alternatively, you could drop down from the West Bluff Trail to a climbers trail that follows the rim of the Cleo Amphitheater and use the access routes that that enter the amphitheater from the northwest above Cleopatra's Needle. From the Needle go northeast about 50 yards.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wiessner Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 37
Upper Wiessner Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 16
Fritz
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 65
Wiessner Face
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Wiessner Crack
 37
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Fritz
 16
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Wiessner Face
 65
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
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Remo
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
This wall is a leaders playground, fun for everyone. Aug 12, 2009
Chris Williams
Saint Paul, MN USA
Chris Williams   Saint Paul, MN USA
Where do I go for access to setup a couple TR's? Is there a climbers trail around the back? Haven't been here yet, and I'm taking some extended family here for some really easy climbing at the end of this summer. May 13, 2013
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
The top of Wiessner is not very far off of the West Bluff trail. May 13, 2013

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