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Ghost Talus Field Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.4086, -89.7358 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Paul Dieterle on Oct 21, 2011
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Ian on a project line on the Green Fire boulder. ...


This talus field is northwest of the Reserve and is very difficult to find. It has a bit of potential, with one very quality crimper problem. It isn't a very big field, but there are definitely a few gems.

Getting There 

Start on the trail to the Reserve. When you reach the top of the South Bluff, cut off trail to the east instead of continuing southeast as for the Reserve. It is about 15 minutes from the parking lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ghost Talus Field

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ghost Talus Field:
Show time   V5 6C     Boulder   
Green Fire   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
There is no White Knight   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   
Sail Away   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
Green Haze   V8 7B     Boulder   
Bully   V8-9 7B+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Ghost Talus Field
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on the FA.

Green Haze V8 7B  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Ghost Talus Field
Direct start to Green Fire.SDS with left hand on blocky gaston on arete and right hand on good edge, and move up to side-pull. Set feet and toss up to crimp on Green Fire. Top-out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

Photos of Ghost Talus Field Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the Quandary Boulder from above.
This is the Quandary Boulder from above.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the Quandary Boulder's best problem - Ther...
This is the Quandary Boulder's best problem - Ther...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is a wall on the way to the Ghost Talus Field
BETA PHOTO: This is a wall on the way to the Ghost Talus Field

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By Tradiban
Oct 22, 2011
I may have posted some pics of this on the S Bluff Bouldering page. Please take a look and see if you recognize anything.

Also, any better beta for that approach? People who don't know that part of the bluff will get totally lost. I will get the GPS coordinates next time I get the chance.
By SteveSchultz
Dec 8, 2012
Another way to get up tp this area is to park as you would for the reserve but walk along the south shore road until you hit the 4th mini pullout on the right. Head straight up the hill from here for about 5-10 minutes and it's right there.
By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Dec 8, 2012
Nice! You could probably just park in that pull-out, too. Where does that bring you up in relation to the talus field: east, west, or center?

I found the coordinates posted at the top of this page to be fairly accurate, so if you have a GPS receiver its probably easiest walking to head up the Reserve trail and come in from the top.
By madisonchoss
Oct 15, 2013
Straight up will take you past the Bully boulder all the way to the Green Fire boulder. This seems to be the center of the field, with White Knight 200 feet to the West (this is the Western most climb in this field).
By madisonchoss
Apr 24, 2015
I spent a really enjoyable day in this field. There aren't a ton of problems but those that are here are quite good.

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