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Formidable Forecast

V7-8, Boulder, 15 ft (5 m),  Avg: 3.5 from 4 votes
FA: Mike Taylor
Wisconsin > Niagara Escarpm… > High Cliff SP > 1. N Side > 3. Pavilion Block Bou…


Start low on a right hand good pocket and a left hand sidepull. Work your way up though good holds and hit a small hold at the lip and make your way to the better holds.


Just to the left of Calm Like a Bomb.


A couple pads would be good for the larger rocks.

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Big Man on Campus (yellow), Aragog (red), & Formidable Forecast (blue)
[Hide Photo] Big Man on Campus (yellow), Aragog (red), & Formidable Forecast (blue)
Getting up into the crux with the toe hook.
[Hide Photo] Getting up into the crux with the toe hook.

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Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
[Hide Comment] Did you guys try the open project with the bulb under the roof and the small pocket at the lip? Jun 23, 2014
Ben Strobel
[Hide Comment] No we didn't try that, where is the open project? Jun 27, 2014
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
[Hide Comment] To the right of Harapaan civilization and Over My Head. There is a few comments/details about it under "Campus Problem".

Basically you do a sit-start into decent holds under the roof. Then you have to undercling this small "bulb" (like a half sphere protruding slightly from the rock) probably can't match on it but i'm not sure.

Then you reach out slightly past the lip to a 2-3 finger pocket that should be fairly obvious.

Then do some trickery for the send.

:) Jun 27, 2014
Ben Strobel
[Hide Comment] I will check it out Paul, always awesome to have more hard boulders to crush on! Jun 28, 2014
martin t
West Bend, WI
[Hide Comment] I haven't been on that many problems here at high cliff so far but Formidable Forecast has certainly been the best and from the looks of the other lines I've seen this is most likely the most classic line in the park! Aug 15, 2014
versailles, ky
[Hide Comment] Hey I sent this problem back in 2009. There are a few other direct "out of the roof" problems. I remember 3 at least. May 9, 2016
Ben Strobel
[Hide Comment] There is a alternative start for this problem which adds a grade or two. Start sitting as for The Hour of Power and traverse through the roof into Formidable Forecast, this has been dubbed Inclement Weather. Jun 20, 2020