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Big Swing Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Peter Dodge on Dec 2, 2006


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Big Swing Face has been overlooked by many climbers at High Cliff. But it is become much more popular these days. The reason why it attracts most climbers is because it has a quality that most areas at High Cliff lack-- Overhangness (It's not a word, but you know what I mean). This is a great spot to burn out at the end of the day. The majority of the climbs are complete Jug-hauls.

Getting There 

Getting to Big Swing Face is very simple. Follow the directions to get to The West Side. Once you get to the barrier boulders go left. Walk a little ways on the trail until you come to an intersection. To your left will be the Indian Effigy Mounds. To the right will be the access to the climb. Keep heading South down this access. This will bring you right to the base of the climb.

Climbing Season

For the High Cliff State Park area.

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Forgotten Favorite follows the white line.

Forgotten Favorite 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Wisconsin : High Cliff State Park : ... : Big Swing Face
Forgotten Favorite starts in the crack in the middle of the face. Work up and slightly left aiming for the large rectangular block 3/4 of the way up (it's solid). Work further left, then over the roof. Finish the route up by traversing right.This route is a lot of fun with a great flow at the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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