Elevation: 1,597 ft
GPS: 45.474, -91.502 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael Klonowski on Mar 15, 2019
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

Description

A secluded, very undeveloped crag in a small, wooded Northern Wisconsin valley in the area known as the "Blue Hills."  The main section of the crag has a length of about 100 feet and an average height of about 25 feet.  Up and down the valley where it lies, there are numerous opportunities for bouldering.  The Blue Hills are the remains of an ancient mountain range, called the Penokean Mountains that ran from Niagra Falls through Northern Wisconsin.

Getting There

About a 20 minute drive East from Rice Lake in Barron County, the Wall lives in the area known as the "Blue Hills."  From Rice Lake, take Highway O East out of town and after about 25 min, turn right onto County Hwy W (this will be right before O meets up with Hwy F).  County Hwy W in the Blue Hills curves around these cliffs. Off the south side of the curve on W there is a dirt road. Drive down to the turn in this road and park on the side. On the north side of this dirt road there is an opening to a path through the woods down into a small valley. Once in the valley keep walking to the other side and you will see the cliffs.  Depending on how well you navigate the rocky valley floor, the walk should take less than 5 minutes.  It is recommended to use the GPS coordinate with Google Maps to help find this location.  Also, be sure to refer to the photos included of the dirt road where the secluded path to the Wall is.  
The walk out follows a path until you get down into the valley, then it is somewhat scrambley, as there are a lot of sharp boulders and fallen trees obstructing the path, so make sure you have some decent shoes.
If you are going in the summer months, be sure to bring a lot of water and bug spray.

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