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A Baraboo Thing T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
North Side T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pine Tree Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
South Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Two Flakes T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
X-Rated TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, TR, 85 ft
FA: Old School
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Shared By: Tradiban on Sep 4, 2010
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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A few strenuous moves in a hand crack to a bear hug on a giant pine tree take you up to a sharp and exposed arete.


Find short crack leading to the giant pine tree on a ledge about 15 feet off the ground. Pass the tree on the right and head straight up the arete.


Nuts and Hexs. Run out on the easier terrain above.


Burt Lindquist
Madison, WI
Burt Lindquist   Madison, WI  
Hey--- I like Birnam Wood..... except for the dern tree.... Sep 8, 2010
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
The arete *is* fun. And sometimes I enjoy getting on one-star routes: climbing is a pretty perverse activity, after all. But "best route on the wall"?

I'm glad we don't all agree which route is the best, or we would all be standing in one long line waiting our turn. Now I know that you're a tree-hugger! Let me recommend Birnam Wood for your next climb. Sep 8, 2010
C'mon, hugging the tree was great! And the exposure was fabulous on the arete. To each his own! Sep 7, 2010
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
Really? I guess I think that either dihedral (L or R) is more aesthetic (for their respective grades). I thought this route was awkward and discontinuous! Its got some nice moves, but I don't feel they really flow together all that well ...

So please elaborate ... why is this route the best? Sep 7, 2010
Best route on the wall! Sep 5, 2010