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Far East Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.42345, -89.67583 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jason Springer on Dec 8, 2016
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The Leaning Boulder.


The Far East area hosts approximately 1.5 miles of semi-contiguous purple quartzite outcroppings. I've seen a few decent hard projects in this area but further exploration may yield a few more gems.

This part of the Ice Age trail does cross through private property so please stay on the trail until you enter the park.

Getting There 

Follow the Ice Age Trail east of 113.

Climbing Season

For the Devil's Lake Bouldering area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Purple Tower.
The Purple Tower.
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo from the Ice Age trail looking back at Devil...
Photo from the Ice Age trail looking back at Devil...

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By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Dec 9, 2016
Nice finds! Never knew there was any rock over there.
From: Winona
Dec 12, 2016
Paul Jones, Eric Zschiesche, and myself did a bunch of problems in this area in the 2001-2002 time period when the junkyard boulder was found. Still some highball projects to get sent for sure!
By Jason Springer
Dec 13, 2016
EB, Just to be clear this area is nowhere near the junkyard boulder. It's east of 113, as in you have to cross 113 from Devils lake and then hike in to get to it.
By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Dec 14, 2016
I think Paul Jones told me about the rock out here, a few years ago. Nice to know he wasn't just pulling my leg! You four could well be the only people who have climbed those rocks, for all I've heard (or not heard)!
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Dec 14, 2016
I have climbed a few boulder routes out there too over the years but never thought much about them. They are quite out of the way. I tiook some pics a awhile back when I was snowshoeing back there...

Rock Climbing Photo: bouldering wall!
bouldering wall!

Rock Climbing Photo: isolated block
isolated block

Rock Climbing Photo: Isolated block
Isolated block
By Jason Springer
Dec 14, 2016
Nice Burt. Those photos are all from the Purple Tower area. The tall face to the right of Purple Tower looked like a decent highball project but it was too snowy to look closely. There's 1.5 miles of outcroppings and this is just one small section.

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