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Barrel Ridge Proper

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A Real Cool Hand 
Almost Left Behind 
Beached Whale 
Cat Fancy 
Early Release 
Eschew Obfuscuity 
Fairytale Land 
Hang Loose 
Herding Cat 
It Gets Nervous 
Lichen Love 
Makes Me Smile 
Pale Gardener 
Parole Violation 
Steve Done 
Tread Lightly 
Welcome to the Top 
What would Steve Dew? 

Barrel Ridge Proper Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Chris treggE on Jun 14, 2009
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Barrel Ridge Proper is the actual ridge not including the Sandbox Boulder and the ABC boulder which are seperate. A nice ridge of mostly solid sandstone with problems around 15 feet tall, some perhaps taller and some shorter. Pad and spotter recommended.

Getting There 

Enter the park and drive in the direction of qual wall. As you drop into the valley start looking to your right....Park 50yds past a car sized boulder 5 feet off the right hand (south) side of the road. This should put you below a few large pine trees, with a barely visible bluff on the south side of the road. Hike up the steep hill and around the right hand side of the bluff where a trail should become evident. From there take the trail past an 8ft mini sandstone pillar. The Ridge proper starts just past this. Following the right hand side of the ridge a short distance past some tall clean faces will take you to I.G.N, Steve Done, and eventually to what we started calling the Vadge Boulder (top out and see why). Going left around the ridge will take you to the Testtickler, and a good area for new development. (Despite the lengthy description the approach is 10min at max)

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Barrel Ridge Proper

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Barrel Ridge Proper:
Welcome to the Top   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   
A Real Cool Hand   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   
Fairytale Land   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Testtickler   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
It Gets Nervous   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
Eschew Obfuscuity   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 12'   
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Eschew Obfuscuity V5-6 6C+  Wisconsin : Governor Dodge State Park : ... : Barrel Ridge Proper
Squat start in diagonal undercling rail, move up to two good crimps. Head up using some small slopes on the left and underclings on the right. The crux is squeezing hard enough to bring your feet up high enough to reach the final pocket. As with its neighbor to the right the sit start does add some difficulty but just isn't that fun....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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