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Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Hell Wall AKA Quarry Wall : Glass Balls (5.8)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: 1 day ago

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Comments: James, Thanks again for your efforts on this climb and making it more accessible for the community. Also hats off for your service to the Wisco climbing community. I want to thank Jay also for his part in this climb and service to the community. Hope everyone has a fun winter season with yer family and friends .Ok.....now I think I really am going to puke.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Hell Wall AKA Quarry Wall : Glass Balls (5.8)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Just to clarify why I am okay with the retro bolting of this climb , not that my opinion should really matter anyway. When Jack Klien and myself did this route and others at Necedah, we had no regards for those that would climb these routes later. Hell, we had no regards for our own safety for that matter or any clue that these routes would even get repeated. Ultimately Jack and myself were just going f-ing climbing.
I was asked by 2 folks if it would be okay to add the bolts. I am okay with i... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Moldy Buttress : Fibula Cracks (5.12a)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: Remo, This is a great climb! I top roped it a few times and looked at the possibilities of leading it bitd.
It seemed sparsely protected given the gear we had then, and not a safe bet. Excuses, excuses.
Anyway in the spirit of such a cool route would someone else like to have a go at giving this thing a better description then my lame ass one. Administrators? Thanks.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Oct 11, 2016

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Comments: Riki, found one of your shoes. Not sure why only one, but maybe the other will turn up. I'll try pm you.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Y-Crack (aka Old and in the... (5.10c)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Oct 8, 2016

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Comments: It should be noted for historical purposes only that as I posted above on July 29,2006 the Y-crack aka Old and in the Way was first led in 1981 by myself and Rob Lemon rip . Not 1983 as the new guide book says. When we first visited this crag in 1981 this climb stood out as" the line of kill " and was one of the first climbs I set my sights on. Had to be sent asap. Could the administrators post the date in the fa info above ? New guide book is awesome by the way. Th... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Pedestal Buttress : All The Way (5.12b/c)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: Clayton, that hold be fine for you to use as I believe it's not part of any other route. I seem to recall doing it the same wayJay is, probably cause it kept you closer in line with the moves when leading it.
As for Pete , he would always try and sandbag us or tell us "this" or "that" hold is off route. Just trying to keep us in our place I guess. As well that he should.....we needed to be put in our place on many a... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 07 - Railroad Tr... : 7.3 - Horse Rampart : Plethora (5.11a)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Aug 25, 2016

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Comments: Yo Adminstrator , It seems many Punters enjoy this climb as much as I did bitd. Let's see if we can scrounge someone up who can give this a more worthy description. Hopefully some hapless soul who had an epic on it or some other sordid story. We (DLFA)first heard of this climb from Pete C. He was always trying to sandbag us. I remember leading it a few times in a swami belt and eb,s and some cheap swill. I will stick with the 5.10d rating.....go figure. Thanks and good luck.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Vampire Rock : The Politician (5.10a)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Aug 3, 2016

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Comments: Cool to see this finally get bolted. John and I top roped this when we put up That's Weak in 1996 and even pissed on it by installing a bolt at the corner but then moved on to other stuff. The upper pitch looks good too.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Pedestal Buttress : D.L.F.A (5.11) : Photo
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Jul 16, 2016

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Comments: Barb, that's you on the right ! Who,s the long haired hippie? Great talking to you the other nite Barb! Feel free to provide input on some of the photos. Peace and fuk-nes. Steve S.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff North
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Jun 3, 2016

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Comments: For strictly historical purposes only, it should be noted that we (DLFA ) did some of the bouldering on the north shore back in the late 70,s and early 80,s . Mostly the stuff near the east bluff trail and elephant rock etc. These were usually done on a lark when the weather or hangovers prohibited us from or usual roped climbing escapades. I don't recall doing anything to hard, just the more obvious lines although some of this crew had been known to pull down on occasion. I am not trying to mak... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff Southeast : ... : Tombstone Direct (V5)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: May 9, 2016

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Comments: James, I am pretty sure the direct was done a very long time ago. We use to spend hours bouldering and swilling here doing every possible variation our twisted little minds could dream up and then some circa mid 70,s to early 80,s. This was before EZ showed up at the lake. And we were pretty sure most of our "brilliant" variations had already been done....think John Gill and a few other strong climbers who pulled down on these long before us. Thanks for posting the other tombstone stuff brings ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Liquor Mart (5.11 PG13)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: Great route. As for the name, Chip told me after they did the FA they asked Derek what they should name it, and with out any hesitation, Derek proclaimed "Liquor Mart!" Club salute for Sheaf Stout.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Pseudo Hawk's Nest : Bagatelle (5.12d R)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: Super solid looking! Guy makes it look like 5.8!!!! Nice video Kris. Thanks for posting it up.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Dec 2, 2015

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Comments: Madisonchoss, your welcome. I like to try and keep the history accurate and provide some stories to go with some of the routes. The history and the stories can make a route come alive. Almost every first lead has some kinda story. Peace NOW PUKE


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Dec 2, 2015

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Comments: Chris tregg, thanks for the info. Still gotta down load the guide.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: Does anyone have a copy of Ryan Hansen,s guide book to Necedah they could copy and send me? I would love to check it out for historical purposes and compare with my times there in the early eighties. Thanks.
On a side note we use to call it the Country Club Crags due to the Restaurant and bar across the street from the cliffs. Many a margarita was consumed there after a day of climbing and a swim in the river. The area always seemed pretty relaxed during our time. Peace and you know what. St... more >>


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Coyote Tower : The Dalai Lama AKA Viagra (5.11a)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: First lead Steve Sangdahl and Rob Lemon 1982. This one was hard. I remember old Rob was worried I was gonna rip gear and land on him. I assured him it was better if I landed on him than the ground and that he would be fulfilling his belayer obligations to the highest level. Rob wasn't buying it. Rob was a great friend and true DLFA character,he passed away a few years ago. He was a Buddhist at heart. Can we name this something other than viagra? I propose "The Dali Lama". Hope that doesn't sound... more >>


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Coyote Tower : Foreplay AKA User Friendly (5.6)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: We called this one "User Friendly" There were no pins or bolts on it and no sign of previous ascents or an anchor on top.Given its grade and the fact that I remember soloing it and down climbing it multiple times I,m pretty sure someone had done it before. Maybe some Native American. Rob lemon and I did this about 1981.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : River side of Main Massif o... : Aswan Dam Crack (5.9+)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: This one was led by my late brother of f-nes Rich Bechler and myself 1982 . Not really sure what old Prunes named it but probably something NOT politically correct! Leo, thanks for the nod.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Hell Wall AKA Quarry Wall : John's Dihedral (5.9+)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: I actually believe this was first led by my friend Jack Klein and myself in 1981. I remember this was A climb that Jack picked out for himself to lead and he wasn't gonna-let me do it first ! I guess I might have been a lead hog. He named it after some Black Sabbath song. Can't remember what.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Mr. Canoehead AKA 303 Spire : Mrs Canoehead (5.6)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: FA same as MR Canoehead.....named for the people you see walking around with a canoe instead of a head.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Mr. Canoehead AKA 303 Spire : Mr Canoehead (5.7)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: FA Steve Sangdahl , solo circa 1981


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Hell Wall AKA Quarry Wall : Spider Chimney (5.9-)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: FA Jack Klein and Steve Sangdahl circa 1981


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Anthrax wall : Death Wish (5.10)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: Pretty sure Jack Kein and myself did this in circa 1982


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Little Rebel Crack AKA Ezra... (5.8)
By: Steve Sangdahl When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: first ascent and lead Steve Sangdahl and Jack Klein 1981 ?


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