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Oct 29, 2012
If I transfer to school in Beloit Wisconsin, how fucked am I for climbing?

I currently live less than thirty minutes from Pawtuckaway state park in New Hampshire, and climb pretty regularly.
From Utarizona
Joined Nov 21, 2010
4,211 points
Oct 29, 2012
fucked. Devils lake is probably an hour and 30 minutes NickinCO Mardi
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
40 points
Oct 29, 2012
Building your own outdoor ice wall is easier than you think in Beloit. I spent a year in Roscoe, IL between seasons in Alaska - two parallel trees, some chicken wire, a couple 2x4s and I was ice climbing all winter. Just be ready to smile when the news cameras show up... cerickson
From Portland, OR
Joined Jan 6, 2009
245 points
Oct 29, 2012
If you move to Beloit I think you need to get your priorities in order. Safety before fun. Buy good locks a gun and know how to use it. But yeah Devil's Lake would be one of the better options Governor Dodge just north of Dodgeville isn't to far away from Beloit either. Caleb Cerling
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2010
20 points
Oct 29, 2012
...if someone steps on your foot you better say you're sorry. Tradoholic
Joined Apr 17, 2004
10,900 points
Nov 8, 2012
Shit. Eli
From Utarizona
Joined Nov 21, 2010
4,211 points
Nov 9, 2012
If you don't have a problem driving 1.5-2 hrs to get to really good rock, you'll be just fine. Devils Lake and Gov Dodge are both less than 2 hrs away and have a lifetime worth of routes and boulder problems. Hillbilly Hollow and Necedah are about 2.5 hrs away if you want to mix things up every now and then. You're also a 9 hr drive from the Red River Gorge, for the occasional road trip during the cold season.

Winter Ice is not exactly reliable around your parts, but you can typically get at least a half dozen weekends or so of ice between Dodge, Lone Rock, Starved Rock and Wyalusing. There's also some nice ice to be climbed on a silo less than 2 hrs from you. The really excellent ice is a 6-8 hr drive north.
Joined May 9, 2011
1,471 points
Dec 23, 2012
I live in south beloit if you ever want to climb sometime stihlhead82
From Belvidere, Il
Joined Mar 5, 2012
5 points
Dec 29, 2012
i'm in rockton. get ahold of me. Kris Peterson
From rockton,il
Joined Jun 8, 2005
15 points
Dec 3, 2014
I live in beloit. I just recently started climbing like a month or two ago. I currently climb at Devil's lake State park, Highcliff state park, and Boulders climbing gym in madison. They area all quite a distance, but for me and my brothers, its worth it. Aidan Eno
Joined Dec 2, 2014
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