Elevation: 790 ft
GPS: 43.046, -90.522 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Sep 16, 2006
Admins: Ian CB, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Doug Hemken

Description

The Fishin' Crag is a quaint little area with a crystal clear trout stream running along side it. There are a couple dozen sport lines of varying quality and a handful of good trad climbs. Most of the original routes were established in the mid nineties when "manufacturing" was not uncommon, though some modern routes have been added in recent years. Like many of the satellite crags, this is a great place to find a project if you can, or it can be a nice getaway from the usual Wisconsin scene a few times a year.

The rock is very similar to that of the Qual Wall at Governor Dodge. Awesome in some spots and total sugar in others. As always with this type of stone, give it at least a day after rain to dry out.

Like the stream below it, over time The Fishin' Crag has carved out a little niche for itself in the history books of Wisconsin Climbing. The gentle vibe is only complimented by a sort of ancient temple feel that's hard to describe. Unique to say the least.

Getting There


Castle Rock South is located roughly equidistant and south of the towns of Boscobel and Muscoda on Hwy. Q. It is marked in the gazetteer, northeast of Fennimore.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Fishin' Crag (Castle Rock South)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 4
Just The Fad
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Buddha Bukstein Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Runnin' With Bigfoot
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Best Jams in Wisconsin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Whitney's Chimney
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
An Eye for an Eye
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Bucky's Paradise
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 33
Rusted Ring Right
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 23
Awsome Arete
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 34
Kingdom Come
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Choss to Treasure
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Remedy
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Arete Action
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Rainday
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Barely There
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Just The Fad N Wall
 4
V-easy 3 Boulder
Buddha Bukstein Crack N Wall
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Runnin' With Bigfoot Bigfoot Pillar
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Best Jams in Wisconsin Amphitheater Wall
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Whitney's Chimney Amphitheater Wall
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
An Eye for an Eye N Wall
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bucky's Paradise N Wall
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rusted Ring Right Rusty Ring Wall
 33
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Awsome Arete S Faces
 23
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Kingdom Come Rusty Ring Wall
 34
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Choss to Treasure S Faces
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Remedy N Wall
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Arete Action Rusty Ring Wall
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Rainday S Faces
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Barely There Rusty Ring Wall
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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