North Slope Rock Climbing
Routes in North Slope
|Block party T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Divergent Crack T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Down South TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|North Country Corner T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|North Country Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Oil Slick TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Slap Arete? T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Slot, The T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Sore Toes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|South County Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Vicelord, The T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|GPS:||43.429, -89.737 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Doug Hemken on Jul 12, 2010|
|Admins:||Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE|
DescriptionAlthough this area has one of the shortest approaches at the Lake, it has also been underdocumented until the publication of the 3rd edition of the "Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake". Even now, several of the best routes here remain unnamed and therefore unknown to most local climbers!
I think the best lines here are likely to be "North Country Crack" (5.7), "Down South" (5.9), and "Divergent Crack" (5.10).
Getting TherePark at the first lot as you come in the North Entrance to the Park. Head up the West Bluff trail about 100 yards. The first slabby overlook (on your left) is the top of the North Slope. Either backtrack a few yards until you can cut along below this little cliff line, or continue up to the south end of the slabs until you can drop down and cut back along the bottom.
Classic Climbing Routes at North Slope
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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