Elevation: 890 ft
GPS: 43.821, -89.886 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Remo on Aug 8, 2008
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

Description

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.

Getting There

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.
V4 6B
 21
Beached Whale
Boulder
V4 6B
 18
Jump for Joy
Boulder
V4 6B
 13
Down South Raven
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Can't hang
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 9
Direct Line
Boulder
V7 7A+
 11
Chaos
Boulder
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c R
 4
Summit Tunnel Route
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 3
Massasauga
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 8
Slab Crack
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 3
Black Hornet
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 3
Timber Rattler
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 3
Diamondback
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 3
Snake Pit
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 3
Sidewinder
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Cottonmouth
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beached Whale Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 21
V4 6B Boulder
Jump for Joy Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 18
V4 6B Boulder
Down South Raven Rattlesnake Mound > House Boulder Area
 13
V4 6B Boulder
Can't hang Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Direct Line Quincy Bluff & Wetlan…
 9
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Chaos Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 11
V7 7A+ Boulder
Summit Tunnel Route Shiprock (a.k.a. Sh*t…
 4
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c R Trad
Massasauga Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff West
 3
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Slab Crack Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff West
 8
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Black Hornet Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff West
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Timber Rattler Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff West
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Diamondback Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Snake Pit Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff West
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Sidewinder Rattlesnake Mound > Kutcher's Bluff
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Cottonmouth Rattlesnake Mound > Main Cliff East
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
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