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Barrel Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.03413, -90.11715 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Nov 19, 2006
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The Barrel Boulders and the Shister Wall contain about a dozen problems ranging from V0- V5ish. The rock is for the most part good to excellent for the park. The routes themselves offer a variety of movement on vertical to over vertical faces, bulges, and aretes. A fun place to stop and have a quick session. This is a recent find so some of the lines will need some traffic to solidify the holds... Several more lines to be done, though they need some attention.

Getting There 

From the main office head towards Twin Vally lake. When you come down the final hill in to the predominant valley, look for a horse trail that comes in perpendicular to the road on the left. Park somewhere near this. Hike up through woods to adjacent bluff staying just above the prickers heading to the west (right). You will soon see the Barrel Boulders. Hike past these and up hill around the corner and you will hit the Shister Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Governor Dodge State Park area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Barrel Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Barrel Boulders:
Corner problem   V0-1 4+     Boulder   
Open Season   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   
Hidden in Plain Sight   V5- 6C     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   
Bulls In A China Shop   V6 7A     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Barrel Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Open Season climbs the orange streak in the middle...

Open Season V4-5 6B+  Wisconsin : Governor Dodge State Park : Barrel Boulders
On boulder 2 climb the orange streak in the middle of the face. From edges (seeping?) and sloper go up and left for sidepull tips jug. Dyno to the top. Large dyno......[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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Rock Climbing Photo: Can someone in the know please save this map, mark...
BETA PHOTO: Can someone in the know please save this map, mark...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hard to believe these are not really visible in su...
BETA PHOTO: Hard to believe these are not really visible in su...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shister Wall.
Shister Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder 2 side shot.  The corner problem profiled.
Boulder 2 side shot. The corner problem profiled.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Shister Wall with the namesake sticking out in...
The Shister Wall with the namesake sticking out in...
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder 2
Boulder 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder 1
Boulder 1

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By pph213
Oct 1, 2011
Barrel Ridge - N43.03557˚ W090.11113˚

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