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Oct 26, 2010
in response to peter's original post.

just to clarify a little bit the dude ran from lake mendota to devil's lake, approx 44 miles, as he took a slight wrong turn. which was sort of my fault as i gave him the directions and forgot a minor detail near the end. but yeah he hadn't ran in about 6 months and then busted out a big one. and he did about 35 laps on baker street. i participated in the canoe part and then biked up to rejoin, not being much of a runner. we also ate a lot of bratwurst, it being wisconsin and all. we started at around 11pm canoeing across the lake mendota and ian was at the ferry by 6:30 or so and to the lake by 7:30, fun day good memories.
fuzzy in wisco
Joined Dec 29, 2009
29 points
Nov 3, 2010
Remo, you should post the complete list. I'd like to try your circuit sometime. Doug Hemken
Joined Oct 1, 2004
5,808 points
Nov 5, 2010
Sure Doug, I think it went like this:

1. North Twin Ridge P1
2. N. Twin Ridge P2
3. S. Twin Ridge Summit Pitch(Sunrise pitch)
4. Knobby Pillar
5. Bird Bath Tower
6. The Porpoise
7. Sharks Tooth
8. Bonus Tower(tower just right of Go-Go)
9. Go-Go Tower
10. The Beast
11. Clamshell
12. Reclining Tower
13. Prospect Point Pinnacle
14. Prospect Point Pinnacle Bonus(small tower just north of PPP)
15. First Tower
16. Sun-top Tower
17. Great Tower
18. The Frigate
19. Split Tower
20. Turks P1
21. Turks Tooth(Sunset pitch)
22. Cleo's Needle
23. Tilted Tower
24. Queens Throne with the 6ft rock spike(full packs)

We started climbing just after 6:00am and got back to the car around 9:00pm. We estimated that we covered over 900ft. of vertical rock and a couple thousand of hiking and scrambling. Caching food and water was key, and the full moon was incredible. Funnest day of the season!
From Madison, WI
Joined Mar 23, 2007
13,767 points
Nov 6, 2010
Can't belive you guys missed tree tower- one of the best on the circuit! And my favorite of our circuit of a measily 15 towers, smoke stack- great 5.9 trad routs and the small unnamed tower nest to it with pins pounded in the 1930's I guess tere's 27 now! Good work fellas. EB
From Winona
Joined Jan 1, 2002
823 points
Nov 10, 2010
Lead 100 DIFFERENT routs at the Lake. Took me almost 20 years (geeze that's only 5 a year). And on my list they had to be 5.6 and up. One of the hardest parts is keeping track. pwags
Joined Oct 6, 2008
3 points
Nov 12, 2010
Mike Geitner and I did "Lake in a Day". We lead a route in every major area of the lake.
Parked a car at south shore and got a ride to east bluffs.
Lead routes
Guillitine, campus wall, Brintons, rainy wednesday, foreplay, leaning tower, hawks nest, red rocks, doorway, balanced rock, rogers roof, birthday rocks, railroad
drove to west shore
stetners, misery, cleo's, weisner, lost face area.
Then walked off the back to Heroin Grove and got a ride back to our car.

It was a long day.
Kevin Fons
Joined Jan 1, 2002
357 points
Nov 12, 2010
Just for the record I soloed 28 routes on my 30th birthday(not sure why I did not do 30)....I think the hardest was 11A. about 10 years ago Jon Erans soled 500 routes at Stanage edge in the UK...If you want to talk numbers is a tough club boys! Dave Groth
Joined Sep 8, 2004
65 points
Nov 12, 2010
Remo.....pretty impressive list of tower. Dave Groth
Joined Sep 8, 2004
65 points
Nov 12, 2010
Swam across the lake after consuming an incredibly cheap whisky brunch, soloed cantilever crack, then ended the day by rear ending someone in the south shore lot... either Rich or maybe MikeBill... I don't recall. Mark Wenzel
Joined Nov 10, 2010
11 points
Nov 12, 2010
I swam across the lake and got to the other side and got stuck in the seaweed type stuff and almost drowned, i was pumped trying to get intangled. Mark you must have rear ended Rich, he never told me he went that way but you learn something new everyday! bill mcchesney
Joined Nov 11, 2010
3 points
Nov 15, 2010
bill mcchesney wrote:
... he never told me he went that way but you learn something new everyday!

What happens at DL stays at DL unless it's posted on Mountain Project.
Leo Hski
Joined Nov 13, 2006
379 points
May 14, 2012
On Friday May 11th we sent our "Ridge Run" project of linking up listed "ridges" in the guide and other multi-pitch link-ups. We started around 6:00am and got done around 8:00pm, finishing with 30 pitches(my 30th birthday)and a lot of scrambling and hiking.
The list of areas include:
The Twin Ridges
Turks Ridge and Cleo's Amp.
Lumby Ridge
Lothar's Ledges
Balanced Rock Ridge
Major and Minor Mass areas

This was another amazing alpine-like epic at the lake, and if your training for a big climb, this is a great way to do it.

The next day I climbed 30 boulder problems on the east bluff. It was a long weekend. I wish I could add the fact that I drank 30 beers, but I didn't come close.
From Madison, WI
Joined Mar 23, 2007
13,767 points
May 14, 2012
Nice job Remo! Sounds like it was alot of fast movement and keeping track of route? Wish I could have made the camping get together afterwards but it was my 50th B-day this weekend past and I decided to spend it with my twin brother up in Eau Claire. I still want to do a challenge for this 50th as well but not sure I am up to 50 pitches at DL... Ha! Burt Lindquist
From Madison, WI
Joined Jan 1, 2002
3,661 points

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