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Trad, TR, 100 ft (30 m),
Avg: 2.3 from 29
> Baraboo Range
> Devil's Lake
> E Bluff 04 - E…
> 11: Bill's Buttress
Escalation is found on the west end of Bill's Buttress. Start in the finger crack with a triangular niche about ten feet up. Climb to the ledge with pine tree twenty feet up. Pass to the right of the first pine tree and make your way up to the triangular overhang. From here there are two options:
1) Climb the wide crack to the left of the overhang to a stance just below the second pine tree at forty feet. Traverse right to obvious inside corner.
2) Climb to the triangular overhang and pass to the right of the overhang using holds on the outside corner. Mantel up onto ledge and arrive at the obvious inside corner.
Climb the inside corner below the huge roof and finish on easier rock north of the tower with the huge roof.
[Hide Photo] Escalation and nearby routes. This shows the left finish of Coatimundi. The right finish of Coatimundi traverses right (out of view) and joins Grand Inquisitor. The lower Coatimundi Crack is parti…
[Hide Photo] Derek Small's Crack close-up and top of Escalation.