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Access Issue: Ice is on roadcuts off of Hwy 151. Details
Note that walking or parking on the highway shoulder is illegal. To approach the ice legally, stay beyond the 2 foot berm on the edge of the shoulder.
Description [Suggest Change]
The ice here is on roadcuts off of Hwy 151, between the towns of Platteville and Dickeyville. There are two main areas where ice comes in: the Northern Slab is a 100 foot wide section of WI2-3 ice with several possible lines going at similar difficulty, and the Southern Ice is a series of over a half dozen steep flows on a vertical road cut going at WI4 and harder.
Getting There [Suggest Change]
From Madison, get on Hwy 151 towards Dodgeville, and go 72 miles. You will pass exits for Plattevile 5 minutes before the ice shows up. The slab is across from Airport Road, and the vertical ice is a couple miles down. Driving up from Dubuque, it's a little over 10 miles from the big bridge on the Mississippi.
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