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Greatest Bluff Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.42607, -89.72537 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Runnells on Mar 24, 2007
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Some of the only sandstone bouldering at the Lake. Fun movement on moderate problems make this a great addition to any trip to the Lake.

Rock quality is noticeably better than that of the Greatest Show boulder.

Getting There 

Park at the North Shore and follow the East Bluff Trail. When the trail has Y always take the leftmost route. After the split you should start to see some smaller sandstone formations on your right and you will eventually come across this bluff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Greatest Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Greatest Bluff:
Imp Act   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   
Gay Gigolo   V2 5+     Boulder   
Shark's Fin Arete   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Stinky Feesh   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
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By R.Bartelme
Jun 21, 2016
I was having trouble finding this the last time I was at DL. So would this be off the East Bluff Woods Trail? About how far from the split between the woods and the bluff trail is this?
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jun 21, 2016
The easiest approach is not from the east bluff woods trail. Walk up the east bluff trail (from the north shore) and where the cave is and the trail goes up steps to the right you stay left and follow the secondary trail around the bluff to the left, away from the lake. You will find this bluff after maybe 5 minutes.

As with many areas at Devils Lake, you can approach from any direction, but what I posted above is the quickest IMO.

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