Elevation: 1,149 ft
GPS: 43.034, -90.111 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Travis Melin on Aug 11, 2008
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

Description

Barrel ridge consists of a tight cluster of several quality boulder problems, and good potential for possible 30-40ft TR routes. The rock is high quality for the park, and most all of the landings are flat and forgiving. Most route are +/- a few degrees off vertical. Despite there only being a few routes this area is definitely worth a visit.

The area is now split into 3 seperate areas. The Ridge proper, which holds the most problems. Also then the Sandbox Boulders and the ABC boulder. Enjoy!

Getting There

Enter the park and drive in the direction of qual wall. As you drop into the valley start looking to your right....Park 50yds past a car sized boulder 5 feet off the right hand (south) side of the road. This should put you below a few large pine trees, with a barely visible bluff on the south side of the road. Hike up the steep hill and around the right hand side of the bluff where a trail should become evident. From there take the trail past an 8ft mini sandstone pillar. Following the right hand side of the ridge a short distance past some tall clean faces will take you to I.G.N, Steve Done, and eventually to what we started calling the Vadge Boulder (top out and see why). Going left around the ridge will take you to the Testtickler, and a good area for new development. (Despite the lengthy description the approach is 10min at max)

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