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Garner Park Shelter Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.0624, -89.4764 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Jul 23, 2002
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The Garner Park Shelter is made of what looks to be limestone blocks. There are plenty of nice big ledges to stand on, but if you get creative you can find only small crimpers to hang on to. There are traverse problems up to 30 feet long, more if you try to traverse the whole shelter. This building is ripe for the picking!

Getting There 

Garner Park is on the corner of Mineral Point Rd. and Rosa Rd. in Madison.

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Weather station 2.1 miles from here

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Big Inside Wall V0 4  Wisconsin : Buildering Sites : Garner Park Shelter
Right behind the upper fireplace there is a long wall packed with ledges and edges. Easy warm up and fun. You could do it in your sneakers like me. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By Mark M.
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 18, 2002
Cool place in town to get in some training. Traversing the whole building is the way to build endurance. Be sure to include the hand traverse with heel hooks along above the lower floor.
By Colin Erskine
From: Madison, WI
Oct 25, 2005
I have gone and done most of the other problems in and outside the shelter. I want to go back with a few other friends and give the traverse a try. I'm sure it won't be too bad esp. with some great resting points around the building. If you are ever in Madison visiting or if you live in town I would stop by and have a good time with this shelter. Do It !!!
By Austin Lynch
Jul 31, 2013
Tons of fun to be had at this spot! In general, the outer walls have big holds and lots of area to stretch out, while the inner walls tend to be more flush and crimpy. Mixing and matching routes, skipping obvious holds, swinging around corners, and being creative can give you a great workout here! Be smart and safe, and try to freak out any necking teenagers.

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