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Door County Lake Trail Bouldering

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Door County Lake Trail Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Location: 45.02584, -87.1396 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Cfresh on Jul 6, 2015
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Ok guys I'm really excited about this one, not because it's the best climbs in the world or anything like that but mainly because of the rarity of good rock in Door County. The climbs are super easy to get to and right off a beautiful trail that runs along Lake Michigan. That is used pretty rarely. I've been looking for some good rock in DC ever since I got into the sport mainly because my family has a lake house near by and we visit year round. I checked most of the obvious places and talk to a lot of people that used to repel in the area. Most of them explained that the rock was crumbling and falling apart, which was found to be very true. Until I found this over hanging gem. Which makes me believe there's possibly some good rock hiding out. The area that I found most suitable was over grown and definitely needed to be cleared out, so we did. The rock needed a rub down and the routes I chose were but there are many holds still needing some attention. The tree canopy and breeze from the lake make this spot a perfect temperature even mid day in the summer plus if u do find yourself to be stinkin' you can alway jump in the lake!

BEEEER!!!!: definitely stop by door county brewery (polka porter and bare bottom pale ale are my favs) and don't worry they sell growlers and six packs for the cheap for the trail!!! (:

FOOD: bailey's Harbor has many great spots for food one of my favorites is the DC deli they make a mean grilled cheese.

PROTECTION: bring a pad and some off the skeeters were not bad at all and neither were the ticks the whole time I cleared out the landing I didn't get one on me (:

  • *******AS ALWAYS PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE OR GTFO

Getting There 

The best way to get there from the south is 57 and make right on 1st lane then about half way down 1st lane u will find a trail head with a cut down tree about 15ft in blocking any vehicle use but u can easily get threw with a pad on ur back. The trail is wide and well maintained. You take this trail in untill the first fork make a right and head down until you see a small wooded sign on your left that says lake trail. The lake trail is single track and will take u directly to the boulders which will be on your left side. Overall it's about a 15-20 minutes at my pace the first over hang u notice is the one I cleaned off and made a nice walk up/landing about 50-75 feet off the trail.

Park on first lane.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Photos of Door County Lake Trail Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful pic of the area
Beautiful pic of the area
Rock Climbing Photo: First turn off of the main trail from the 1st lane...
BETA PHOTO: First turn off of the main trail from the 1st lane...
Rock Climbing Photo: The second turn and entrance onto the lake trail
BETA PHOTO: The second turn and entrance onto the lake trail
Rock Climbing Photo: Just a lil bit farther ur almost there
BETA PHOTO: Just a lil bit farther ur almost there
Rock Climbing Photo: The walk up
BETA PHOTO: The walk up

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By Ben Strobel
Jul 10, 2015
This problem looks good man, it would be rad to see someone hunt out the solid blocks up in DC. Go get it!
By Cfresh
From: Barrington il
Jul 19, 2015
Thank you appreciate it if ever up there n need any help finding her hmu n I'll give u my cell; but yes!! Lots of potential on the rock for a air start I'd say it's close to a v4 tho haven't tried it but definitely eyed it out couple of very easy some difficult my opinion.GREAT LIL SPOT CHECK HER OUT

Have a low gravity day(; Cfresh

Ps. I'm gonna keep looking and hopefully set some nice routes this fall
By Silent Destroyer
From: Appleton, WI
May 25, 2016
This area is limestone btw, very high quality though
By R.Bartelme
May 27, 2016
This was pretty awesome for being in DC. Lots of moss coverage, but there could be a lot more projects back here!
By Cfresh
From: Barrington il
Jun 2, 2016
I'm so happy u guys went!! I'll be there at the end of the month putting up new lines and cleaning um up
By R.Bartelme
Jun 9, 2016
There's a potential chimney problem in that boulder maze behind Makarov's Revenge. I didn't check out the landing though.
By Cfresh
From: Barrington il
Jul 6, 2016
JUST FOUND A WHOLE NEW AREA IN DC lot of easy problems but check back I'm gonna make the area tonight
By Dan Kopera
May 1, 2017
Will be in Door County for the next two weeks. Is this location still the best option up here? has any further development been done? would love to help out if there is work to be done.

Thanks!

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