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Acid Jazz V2 5+
Betty's Delight T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
Bobby's World V2 5+
Choss Chimney T,TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Dangerous Music V2- 5+
False Sense of Security TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Minestrone V1+ 5
Muscle up V2 5+
Orion TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Rick Choss V2 5+
Season Killer V3 6A
Why not? V2- 5+
green mile, The V0 4
midsummers night dyno V4-5 6B+
spring green V3 6A
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Shared By: John W. Knoernschild on Jun 3, 2008
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE
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This limestone area has a lot of bouldering potential. There are a lot of routes, but they are very dirty. Some of the rock is broken up and falling apart. But there are some select spots that have great quality rock. There is potential for 20+ problems at the park. Extensive cleaning is needed. It's best to stay quiet, but there is simply not a lot of traffic through this park. Especially during the weekdays. We didn't see a single person on the paths when we went during the weekdays.

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James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
Looks sweet John Jun 3, 2008
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
Hope to see you there James. Jun 3, 2008
Nice Find! Jul 3, 2008
Nathan E
Nathan E   Yosemite
We did some climbing around here when we were desperate, and I've read that others did a while ago. I remember a really short tower with a rap from a tree branch. I believe UW did/does their final trip for the rappelling course here too. Jul 14, 2008
Andy N.
Milwaukee, WI
Andy N.   Milwaukee, WI
Wow, all the comments here are over 5 years old. This area is still relatively untouched and unknown. I just discovered this area recently, and during Memorial Day weekend there were kids running around and exploring, but no serious climbers.

With a handful of exceptions, much of the rock is in pretty tough shape, either enveloped in moss or falling apart. That said, with some care and a bit of cleaning, there are a few select areas with top-rope potential towards the north of the park — adjacent to the camping area — and at least a dozen undiscovered/unestablished boulder problems.

I'm living ~15 min away for the next 3 months; some new lines should be popping up on here soon. May 25, 2014
Winston-Salem, NC
Schulb72   Winston-Salem, NC
Being only 47 minutes from Milwaukee's Zoo Interchange it gives us Milwaukee folks something to play on.

This place is rough, dirty and virtually undeveloped but counter that with easy access, minimal travel time and a few good routes/problems and it begs the question: why not?

Climbing here is not officially banned nor promoted so keep a low profile. Most visitors are friendly and curious, but park staff may not be. May 25, 2014
Silent Destroyer
Appleton, WI
Silent Destroyer   Appleton, WI
Been out here cleaning and uncovering some really good problems with a ton of potential for harder stuff too me and my climbing partner will be out here the next few Saturdays if anyone wants to come out and join the brush party Jul 23, 2014
I stopped by this Park for a quick hike, check out the climbing for the future and to do some photography while on my way to West Bend. There is a lot of chossy rock but there is also quite a bit of good rock hidden under the moss. If there is anyone who is still interested in cleaning up part of this area I would be game for helping out for an afternoon or two! Might need to wait a few weeks, as some of the gullies are still a bit Icy. Mar 23, 2018

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