|GPS:||43.977, -89.501 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||James Schroeder on Sep 22, 2006|
|Admins:||Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE|
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DescriptionHillbilly Hollow is a nice little sandstone bluff hidden behind a wayside along highway 39/51 in central Wisconsin. It has also gone by the following names Pasamead (Psamead?) Hollow, Area 51 and Liberty Rocks. It is a quiet getaway sporting about a day's worth of climbing.
At "The Hollow" one will find both traditional and sport routes ranging in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.13a. Two ultra-classic routes, Zig-zag Crack (5.10a Trad/TR) and Swiss Cheese (5.8 Sport/TR) make Hillbilly Hollow worth a stop if you are in the area.
Please be quiet and respectful when climbing here.
Getting ThereTo find the wayside (Rest Area 81) start out southbound on Highway 39/51 from the Highway 21 interchange or further north. (Note: if approaching from the south one has to drive 5 min. past the wayside exit at Highway 21 and return southbound.) The wayside is located at about mile marker 120 (approx. 7 miles north of Westfield exit 113).
Once in the wayside locate the shelter/bathrooms. Walk around the shelter on the left (east) side and locate a trail into the woods approx. 50 ft southeast of the shelter. Follow this trail through the woods, and slightly uphill. Upon reaching the shoulder of the ridgeline (this will all be apparent at the time), continue left to follow the trail into the canyon and the base of the climbs - or go right to access the top of the routes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Hillbilly Hollow
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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