Elevation: 1,002 ft
GPS: 44.025, -89.717 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James Schroeder on Dec 9, 2006
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge
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Less-than-inspiring graffiti-covered sandstone bluff at a wayside, that sees very little attention because it is twenty minutes from the far more classic Necedah (Petenwell Bluff).

Despite what its detractors say, Shiprock holds a few fun lines.

Getting There

Located on Hwy 21 between Necedah and Hwy 51/39 in central Wisconsin. From Necedah go East on Hwy 21 and from Hwy 51/39 go West on Hwy 21. The wayside that contains Shiprock is on the North side of Hwy 21.

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Ship Rock does hold some fun lines but is hardly worth the drive and the rock can break off while in the midst of a trad climb. I would suggest instead the drive to Devils Lake or Interstate State Park. Dec 19, 2006
korbyn doucette
antigo,WI
korbyn doucette   antigo,WI
Beautiful to look at but worthless to climb. Go find something sick within an hour besides this bug-infested sand-fest. May 24, 2007
A fun little place to climb. Not a place that is a destination climbing spot by any means, but nice spot none the less. If headed to Petenwell Rock to the west from Eastern Wisconsin along hwy 21, it is a fun place to stop and include in your day of climbing.

Best thing about it, you will most likely have the place all to yourself. That makes the climbing all the more fun. I hate Devils Lake because everyone and their brother is out climbing there. I would rather climb at Shiprock over climbing at Devils Lake any day. Aug 19, 2008
There are several great lines on this thing, we at least three on the roadside, I recall one very scary one the shoots straight up the middle of the clean face in the center (to the left of the obvious notch?) Another on the west end (again roadside) that is harder than it looks due to steepness and friable rock.

Be prepared to run it out a bit. Nov 12, 2010