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Jeff's World (Proper) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 48.3949, -92.4012 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jeffengel on Oct 9, 2007
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Bobby mounting up for the crux of Cathedral.

Description 

This is wilderness sport climbing at its best! This is a 75' cliff that is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. At the steepest point the cliff overhangs about 25'. It is nicely featured and clean granite for this area.

Originally called "David Lake," this impressive amphitheater was re-dubbed "Jeff's World" by Josh Helke (MN native and owner of Organic Climbing) in 2002, when Jeff brought the first crew of friends to the area. The name stuck.

Getting There 

Follow the directions to the Secret Lake trail. Boat past that trailhead and keep going into David lake. Go to the far north bay. Just after going through a little narrows where a peninsula comes in from the east on the north end, park the boat on the west side of the bay. (I will post a beta picture of the trailhead)

If you miss the trail, you can bushwhack your way west and you will run into the main cliff band. Follow it north or south to the climbing area.

Trail head corridinates:
N48 23.63'
W92 24.03'

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 15.1 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',8],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jeff's World (Proper)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jeff's World (Proper):
Gargoyle   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Contortion   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 40'   
Cathedral   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: sunset from the campsite on top of the cliffs
sunset from the campsite on top of the cliffs
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking South from Jeff's World Trailhead
Looking South from Jeff's World Trailhead
Rock Climbing Photo: Coming up on Jeff's World Proper
Coming up on Jeff's World Proper
Rock Climbing Photo: Aerial view of trail to Jeffs world from crag side
BETA PHOTO: Aerial view of trail to Jeffs world from crag side
Rock Climbing Photo: Trail head for Jeff's World
BETA PHOTO: Trail head for Jeff's World
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff's world Middle  Route 6 - Project - mid 13 Ro...
BETA PHOTO: Jeff's world Middle Route 6 - Project - mid 13 Ro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff's World North  Route 1 - Project 12+ish Route...
BETA PHOTO: Jeff's World North Route 1 - Project 12+ish Route...
Rock Climbing Photo: The whole cliff band from Jeff's World to Secret l...
BETA PHOTO: The whole cliff band from Jeff's World to Secret l...
Rock Climbing Photo: Trail to Jeff's world from lake view.
BETA PHOTO: Trail to Jeff's world from lake view.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the middle of the Jeff's world cliff from ...
This is the middle of the Jeff's world cliff from ...

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By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
Oct 9, 2007
Lookin good Jeff! I can't wait to see this place!
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Sep 15, 2008
You deserve a medal Jeff. Thanks for the amazing weekend (despite the rain)!