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Nail factory dam TR WI2-3
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Type: TR, Ice, 25 ft
FA: Sean Glendon and Nikko Valdez?
Page Views: 209 total · 28/month
Shared By: Sean Glendon on Jan 6, 2018
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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Description

This is a 25 foot waterfall formed by a dam on Cedar creek. It has to be cold for it to become solid but when it's fat it's a lot of fun. There's a couple lines possible on both sides of the falls while the middle is usually thin or flowing. Beautiful blue bulges form along the rock on the left side.

Location

This place is a little hidden. Easiest approach is to park next to the creek along Colombia road between cedarburg and Grafton and walk on the ice a quarter mile downstream to the top of the falls

Protection

Be very cautious if you belay from below the falls and make sure ice conditions are good. It may be best to belay from above and lower the climber to the base. Trees are available for anchors on the left edge otherwise belay sitting on the river off screws.

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Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
Sean, just wondering if the access you describe is public, i.e. is this something a fisherman would be allowed to access? Jan 7, 2018
Sean Glendon
  WI2-3
Sean Glendon  
  WI2-3
Hey Doug, yes I believe you would be OK using this access. Theres other ways to get there too. People fish around this dam and I've seen kids jumping off in the summer. The far bank in the picture is private property Jan 7, 2018
Sean Glendon
  WI2-3
Sean Glendon  
  WI2-3
There are also several slightly shorter dams farther upstream that freeze up Jan 7, 2018
Sean Glendon
  WI2-3
Sean Glendon  
  WI2-3
If anyone checks this thing out let me know what you think Feb 7, 2018

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