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Elevation: 890 ft 271 m
GPS: 43.82064, -89.88584
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Shared By: Remo on Aug 8, 2008
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Ben Strobel, Kyle Harding

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The Central Sandstone areas are bluffs littered with boulders that rise out of the central plains of Adams County. Located between Adams-Friendship and Wisconsin Dells, are Rattlesnake Mound and Quincy Bluff Reserve. Both really cool, state owned areas, with easy access and great sandstone.

Rattlesnake has more rock and established problems, but both areas are worth a trip. About 5 years ago, a couple tornadoes touched down right on top of Rattlesnake and threw trees all over the area. Locals along with the state cleared a lot of the windthrow. Some boulders are still covered but its not bad.

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A Wisconsin Atlas helps for these - there is a maze a small roads.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Sandstone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 16
Warm up 1
Boulder
V0 4
 19
Warmup 3
Boulder
V1+ 5
 30
Warm Up 2
Boulder
V2 5+
 17
double scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 27
Red Rocket Arete.
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
Side-Pull
Boulder
V4 6B
 33
Beached Whale
Boulder
V4 6B
 20
Jump for Joy
Boulder
V4 6B
 16
Down South Raven
Boulder
V5 6C
 9
Speechless
Boulder
V7 7A+
 14
Direct Line
Boulder
V7 7A+
 13
Chaos
Boulder
V10 7C+
 8
Hocus Pocus
Boulder
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c R
 4
Summit Tunnel Route
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Cottonmouth
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warm up 1 Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 16
V-easy 3 Boulder
Warmup 3 Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 19
V0 4 Boulder
Warm Up 2 Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 30
V1+ 5 Boulder
double scoop Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 17
V2 5+ Boulder
Red Rocket Arete. Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 27
V3 6A Boulder
Side-Pull Quincy Bluff & Wetlan…
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Beached Whale Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 33
V4 6B Boulder
Jump for Joy Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 20
V4 6B Boulder
Down South Raven Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 16
V4 6B Boulder
Speechless Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff West
 9
V5 6C Boulder
Direct Line Quincy Bluff & Wetlan…
 14
V7 7A+ Boulder
Chaos Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 13
V7 7A+ Boulder
Hocus Pocus Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 8
V10 7C+ Boulder
Summit Tunnel Route Shiprock
 4
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c R Trad
Cottonmouth Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
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