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Agape V4 6B
Birthday Prow V3 6A PG13
Boom Box V0 4
Buzz Bomb V1 5
Jones' Roof? V4 6B
Shadow Wall V2+ 5+


The area is a small cirque facing south and has approx. 15 developed problems most of which are super good. Steep roof problems a delicate crack/face very similar to the flat iron and a wall named the shadow wall are just a few of the developed problems. the showpeice chunk of rock is the titan boulder which is full tilt and highball. Only one line has been done it ever and its unrepeated! Get out therer and clean it up! For more info...

Getting There

Located on the south side of the south bluff, approx. 3/4 mile SE of the reserve is a bouldering area which very few people have been to and still hosts many unclimbed problems. One can also approach from parking area on the south side of the bluff past merry-macs campground, however the reserve approach is better due to the fact that you get to warmup/cooldown on the many moderates at the reserve.This area deserves more attention!

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Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
These coordinates for Boomtown put it on the north side of the South Bluff. A better guess would be closer to 16 T 279479 4808452 or N43.39653 W89.72302. Nick's coordinates for "Dark Horse", right next door, are reasonably accurate. These two areas should be merged. Jan 2, 2013
I finally found this area. It's only 100 yards west of the Dark Horse Boulders. I should have zig'd when I zagg'd the first time. May 4, 2011
EB   Winona
Alright folks here it is, the GPS coordinates for Boomtown.
16T 0279442
4809257 No one should ever get lost again! Jun 19, 2010
EB   Winona
Once again this area repells those without the proper amounts of lube. my friends Mike and Zach searced for it only two weeks after we were there and could not locate it after hours of search. apperantly it only reveals itself to me! I might have to start charging next spring. Let the epics continue... Dec 18, 2009
Sounds like a truly epic day for sure. Where is the chode in realtion to boomtown? Dec 8, 2009
Bring brooms, winter ascents! Dec 8, 2009
EB   Winona
Here it is the most epic day of bouldering at DLSP! Start at the amazing pillar, send the arete for sure; move to boomtown, hit all the classics, hike to the chode, somebody send that big boy cave and arete for god's sake; hit up the ejaculator, and finish at the reserve and climb as many problems as are left in your flailing, punished arms! A big fat loop of the bouldering on the south bluff.Anyone in? Next spring lets organize and git on it! A no-brainer in my delusional mind!! Dec 8, 2009
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
Nice job Eric. Man, wish I could have met up with you guys, looked like a good day. Psyched to go find this place and get on some of the goods. Thanks for posting up some problems. Dec 8, 2009
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
Paul Campbell   Waukesha, WI
Can we delete the "Boomtown?" pictures from the main page of this area. Now that we know EB can still find it :P Dec 7, 2009
EB   Winona
A few of us are heading out here next weekend. We'll try to get some better pics. The area faces south and is on the south aspect of the south bluff, so its one of the better late season bouldering areas in the park. Nov 28, 2009
Burt Lindquist
Madison, WI
Burt Lindquist   Madison, WI  
Given that the description for getting to this bouldering spot is about as vague as humanly possible short of having never even mentioned it all, a bunch of fuknez does sound appropriate... couldn't hurt!

Wow! If only one could "deforest" the whole South Bluff for just one day-- the treasures that await???? Jun 22, 2009
Paul Jones
Madison, WI
Paul Jones   Madison, WI
Trying to find this area without the proper supplies of fuknez could lead to total disaster. Jun 22, 2009

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