Whiskey a Go-Go
Avg: 4 from 41 votes
Routes in Y-Crack Wall
|A Dish to Pass S,TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Blinded by Lust S,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Dakota Farms Cheese S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Death of A Salesman T,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Eagle Rare T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Early Times S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Easy Tower Route T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Green Zipper T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Little Rebel Crack AKA Ezra Brooks T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Little pine T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Rebel Yell T,TR 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Straight No Chaser T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Ten High T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Tower Route S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|West Face of Tower T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Whiskey Chimney (aka Pigeon Crack) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Whiskey a Go-Go S,TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Y-Crack (aka Old and in the Way) T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Type:||Sport, TR, 50 ft|
|Page Views:||13,640 total, 84/month|
|Shared By:||Jay Knower on Aug 14, 2004|
|Admins:||Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE|
DescriptionWhiskey a Go Go climbs the wall just left of the saddle between the wall and the spire. The climb follows discontinuous cracks up the steep face.
The bottom of the face is heavily featured and offers 5.10ish climbing up to the second bolt. The features eventually run out and force the climber into exceedingly thin and dynamic moves to link the widely spaced cracks. Once past the crux, some welcome pockets await; however, they offer little reprieve. A classic top out deposits the climber on a ledge with anchors.
All in all: 50 feet of climbing, increasingly strenuous moves with no rests on perfect, beautiful sandstone. I call it the best hard route in Wisconsin.
Note: Dave Groth (FA) intended for the last bolt to be clipped and for the climbing to remain on the face the whole way. Bailing left before the last bolt and climbing easier rock to the top is considerably easier and is NOT the original route.