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The Big EZ

5.13, Trad, TR, 600 ft (182 m), 12 pitches,  Avg: 4 from 1 vote
FA: Zschiesche, late 90s
Wisconsin > Baraboo Range > Devil's Lake > Linkups, Contri… > E Bluff Linkups


A tour de force by Eric in the late 90s, and perhaps the single most impressive day of climbing ever done at the lake.

Climb the big three of Rubberman (5.13b), Ice (5.13), and Dyslexia (5.13c), and tack on 9 more pitches of 5.12 for good measure.  I don't know all the pitches that Eric climbed when he did it, but good options include:

The Dog (5.12a)
Angle of Dangle (5.12a)
Acid Rock (5.12a)
Crosstown Traffic (5.12a)
Assume The Position (5.12b)
Welfare Line (5.12b)
All The Way (5.12c)
Cheap Thrills (5.12c)
Bagatelle (5.12c)

Happy cranking!


East Rampart


Top rope, though some pitches could be led

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Madison, WI
[Hide Comment] Dave Groth told me there wasn't anything that Eric couldn't do at the lake in his prime. This is simply amazing! Time to build the tendons of steel! Who's with me? Sep 20, 2019
[Hide Comment] It's too late Nemo, you're too old. Sep 20, 2019
Madison, WI
[Hide Comment] Come on Rhoads, even you have drank from the fountain of youth! Sep 20, 2019
Burton Lindquist
Madison, WI
[Hide Comment] Can I dip my mug into that fountain? Sep 20, 2019