Elevation: 1,321 ft
GPS: 43.418, -89.738 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 11, 2002
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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
 54
Upper Wiessner Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 4
Upper Left Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Fritz
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 78
Wiessner Face
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Wiessner Crack
 54
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Upper Left Crack
 4
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Fritz
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Wiessner Face
 78
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
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