Elevation: 934 ft
GPS: 42.959, -89.682 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ethan Clark on Nov 23, 2016 · Updates
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Description

A miniature Governor Dodge, pocketed and cracked sandstone. Most walls are close to vertical, with less for overhangs or slabs. In a great little park full of springs and bluffs. Not typically too busy, and very unknown for climbing, you'll be the only ones on the wall. There are several areas of the park which could be explored more, and areas high enough for roped routes.

Go to the Friends of Donald Park website to see maps and to make a donation.

Getting There

Donald Park of Dane Co. is located in Mount Vernon WI. Mount Horeb is the nearest town with a gas station. A map of the park can be found on the Dane County Parks website.

Bouldering can be found by parking at the equestrian entrance at the south of the park. Do not park in the horse trailer area, there's plenty of room to pull off elsewhere, such as near the bathroom. Hike back along the main trail, staying to the left of the meadow when the trail comes to it. A little further the trail cuts left up into the woods, you'll start seeing rock. One nice bouldering wall, Scary Door, lies on the south side of the ridge, easy to find if you follow the trail up and over. Other rock is everywhere, but the separate outcropping further to the south is on private land, please be respectful.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Donald Park

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V0-1 4+
 3
Isolation A·rête
Boulder
V1 5
 14
Fancy Feast
Boulder
V1 5
 6
What's Crackin'
Boulder
V1 5 PG13
 11
Sunset Shimmer
Boulder
V2 5+
 5
Are We There Yet?
Boulder
V3 6A
 9
Meaty Gams
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Breaking and Entering
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 7
Apple Bloom
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Modern Leper
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Cat Burglar
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Behind the Scary Door
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Princess Celestia
Boulder
V6 7A
 9
Fontsconsin
Boulder
V7 7A+ PG13
 13
Nightmare Moon
Boulder
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V6 7A PG13
 5
Rainbow Dash
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Isolation A·rête Mt Vernon > Mt Vernon West
 3
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Fancy Feast Mt Vernon > Equestria
 14
V1 5 Boulder
What's Crackin' Mt Vernon > Mt Vernon West
 6
V1 5 Boulder
Sunset Shimmer Mt Vernon > Nightmare
 11
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Are We There Yet? Mt Vernon > Mt Vernon West
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Meaty Gams Mt Vernon > Overlook
 9
V3 6A Boulder
Breaking and Entering Mt Vernon > Overlook
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Apple Bloom Mt Vernon > Equestria
 7
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Modern Leper Mt Vernon > Equestria
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Cat Burglar Mt Vernon > Overlook
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Behind the Scary Door Mt Vernon > Scary Door
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Princess Celestia Mt Vernon > Equestria
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Fontsconsin Mt Vernon > Equestria
 9
V6 7A Boulder
Nightmare Moon Mt Vernon > Nightmare
 13
V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder
Rainbow Dash Mt Vernon > Nightmare
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V6 7A PG13 Boulder
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