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: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Runnin' With Bigfoot
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Buddha Bukstein Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Whitney's Chimney
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 24
Best Jams in Wisconsin
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
An Eye for an Eye
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Bucky's Paradise (formerly "Unkn…
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 31
Rusted Ring Right
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
Awsome Arete
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 31
Kingdom Come
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Choss to Treasure
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Remedy
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Rainday
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Arete Action
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Runnin' With Bigfoot Bigfoot Pillar
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Buddha Bukstein Crack N Wall
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whitney's Chimney Amphitheater Wall
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Best Jams in Wisconsin Amphitheater Wall
 24
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
An Eye for an Eye N Wall
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bucky's Paradise (formerly… N Wall
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rusted Ring Right Rusty Ring Wall
 31
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Awsome Arete S Faces
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Kingdom Come Rusty Ring Wall
 31
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Choss to Treasure S Faces
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Remedy N Wall
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Rainday S Faces
 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
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