Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 360 total · 4/month
Shared By: Doug Hemken on Jul 7, 2010
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Description

"An unusual climb (for Devil's Lake). One's legs tire out before one's arms, that is if both legs and arms do not give out together" (Smith & Zimmerman, 1970).

As a wide stemming/chimneying problem, this is harder if you are shorter. Tell yourself you are practicing for Devil's Tower.

Location

The stem box to the left of "Man & Superman."

Protection

Standard rack

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Gokul
Madison, WIsconsin
  5.6 PG13
Gokul   Madison, WIsconsin  
  5.6 PG13
The gear is sparse in the middle section. Ball nuts - for the left seam - would be handy. Stoppers in this crack are only good for a downward pull, so maybe a cam lower down on the route will help with that. Apr 19, 2012
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
  5.6
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
  5.6
I wouldn't call it PG13 if you have Ball Nuts, but it's not a 5.6 for the 5.6 leader. Aug 23, 2015
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
  5.6
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
  5.6
I'm not sure I know how to characterize a "5.6 leader." Does this mean someone whose gymnastic limit is 5.6 and has never climbed before? Someone who regularly leads 5.6s, but not 5.7s?

"Sewing Machine" is not easy to protect, and it requires climbing skills not usually needed at the Lake. Those are two separate issues. Aug 25, 2015
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
  5.6
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
  5.6
I mean that it's not a good choice for a leader whose limit is leading 5.6. :-) Aug 26, 2015