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Group Camp Z Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.04952, -90.10565 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: TravisMelin on May 1, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: This area with a couple others marked on topo map....

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A nice cluster of boulders and cliff band overlooking a green prarie. Three established lines thus far on The Wave Boulder. Several lines yet to be done including a tall (17ft), potentially V7? face among other routes.

Getting There 

Directions are a trick. I will eventually post images from google with a map. For now ...
Park at group camp A. Hike up to the bluff at site A, and get to the ridgetop by walking right (west) around the bluff. The ridgetop is a nice open prarie. Cross the prarie, and hike to the far western edge. From here drop into the woods, and down into the valley below. Cut easily across the valley to the south facing cliff band. Here is where the good stuff lies.

Climbing Season

For the Governor Dodge State Park area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steve on the Devils Urn.

The Devils Urn V4-5 6B+  Wisconsin : Governor Dodge State Park : Group Camp Z
SDS as for I.P. But move up and right through the iron knobs and excellent moves. Dynamic moves up high take you to a crux stab for a half-baseball pinch. Top out with a couple more moves up the right side of the face/slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

Photos of Group Camp Z Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Potential problems. Steve on some stacked blocks.
BETA PHOTO: Potential problems. Steve on some stacked blocks.
Rock Climbing Photo: More Potential. Melin working up the arete.
BETA PHOTO: More Potential. Melin working up the arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Wave Boulder as you come up the hill.
BETA PHOTO: The Wave Boulder as you come up the hill.

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By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
May 2, 2009
Dew will put up some pictures tomorrow sometime.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
May 2, 2009
Sounds like some cool stuff Trav, good work man.
By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
May 7, 2009
Good work Eggert! Was the project any good?
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
May 7, 2009
Yo Trav-- This is not Gov Dodge property, the park boundary is basically the western edge of the clearing above Site A. The wave boulder is really cool, which is unfortunate since I guess it's trespassing on private property. See this for discussion regarding the landowners wishes.

The project is cool. Wish I had had more 1) tips 2) balls and 3) time!!! It could go but not when it's this humid-- but for the record, since now that I know it's on private property, I will not return. I think it would have required the use of a half-pad super-sharp mono. Ugh...

Heard you had fun at Rattlesnake, wish I coulda met you out there, jobs suck!
By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
May 7, 2009
Thanks for checking out the boundary. Thats a bummer. If I were going to be in the area longer I might try and schmooze the owner into allowing access for climbers...Not that they would be likely to agree or anything...

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