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Elevation: 790 ft 241 m
GPS: 43.04562, -90.52152
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Sep 16, 2006
Admins: Ian Cotter-Brown, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Ben Strobel, Kyle Harding

Description Suggest change

The Fishin' Crag is a quaint little outcropping 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. 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 Suggest change


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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Buddha Bukstein Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Sandy Cheeks
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Best Jams in Wisconsin
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
An Eye for an Eye
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Dihedral Dance
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Bucky's Paradise
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 49
Rusted Ring Right
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Enter Sandman
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Awesome Arete
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 20
Half Hearted
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 45
Kingdom Come
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Choss to Treasure
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 10
Remedy
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Rainday
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Barely There
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Buddha Bukstein Crack N Wall
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sandy Cheeks S Faces
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Best Jams in Wisconsin Amphitheater Wall
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
An Eye for an Eye N Wall
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Dihedral Dance S Faces
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bucky's Paradise N Wall
 41
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rusted Ring Right Rusty Ring Wall
 49
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Enter Sandman S Faces
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Awesome Arete S Faces
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Half Hearted Rusty Ring Wall
 20
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Kingdom Come Rusty Ring Wall
 45
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Choss to Treasure S Faces
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Remedy N Wall
 10
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Rainday S Faces
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Barely There Rusty Ring Wall
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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