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Elevation: 1,021 ft
GPS: 44.0442, -90.01954
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Shared By: chris tregge on Oct 31, 2004 · Updates
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This is the crown jewel of Necedah. A Y-shaped crack splits the center of the wall (hence the name) and a few bolted routes exist on either side of the crack. The wall is completely sheer and overhangs at about 20 degrees. Hands down, there is no better cliff for hard climbing in south-central Wisconsin.

To access the top, scramble up the north toe of the formation (fourth class), and around to the east side, also fourth class.

It's worth noting that the routes between "A Dish to Pass" and "Death of a Salesman" are on The Tower.

Getting There Suggest change

Walking up from the parking area, you will see a prominet tower and a steep cliff. This cliff is the Y-Crack Wall. You can't miss it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Y-Crack Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Little guy
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Ezra Brooks
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Pigeon Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 11
West Face of Tower
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 202
Tower Route
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 107
Y-Crack (aka Old and in the Way)
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 104
Dakota Farms Cheese
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 121
Early Times
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 44
Straight No Chaser
Trad, TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Rebel Yell
Trad, TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Death of A Salesman
Trad, TR
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 69
Whiskey a Go-Go
Sport, TR
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Y Not
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little guy
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ezra Brooks
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Pigeon Crack
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
West Face of Tower
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Tower Route
 202
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Y-Crack (aka Old and in the…
 107
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Dakota Farms Cheese
 104
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Early Times
 121
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Straight No Chaser
 44
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
Rebel Yell
 20
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Death of A Salesman
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, TR
Whiskey a Go-Go
 69
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, TR
Y Not
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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