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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: James Schroeder on Dec 15, 2013

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Manley Creek Gully (aka "Canfield Cut") ...


Let's face it, we're climbers in the Midwest, and that means we need to be creative sometimes. I have felt for a while that Devil's Lake needs an area for the types of things that us Mid-westerners' come up with to keep ourselves entertained and motivated in the flatland.

So I propose that this should be the place to post the linkups, challenges, and other weird "route-ish" things that you come up with to keep yourelf entertained, motivated and/or train for the mountains.

Getting There 

Follow the directions for Devil's Lake and then listen to the voices in your head.

Climbing Season

For the Devil's Lake area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Balanced Rock Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   East Bluff Linkups
Noble Arches   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 25 pitches, 1600'   East Bluff Linkups
West Bluff Towers Circuit   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Grade III   West Bluff Circuits and Rid...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Manley Creek Gully (aka "Canfield Cut") ...

Canfield Cut (Manley Creek Gulley) 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a WI1  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : South Bluff - North Face Gu...
The biggest drainage on the North Face of the South Bluff. You won't need an ice axe or crampons, but they'll make it more enjoyable and help create the illusion that you're actually in a real couloir. There are some ice steps, but truthfully you'll have a harder time stepping over downed trees than negotiating the ice.This gully is a beautiful part of the park and I highly recommend a visit - the "climbing" leaves a little to be desired, but the environment and solitude are everything anyone ca...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Dec 16, 2013
James! I too have been thinking we need a place to post linkups and circuits! This is the place for our DL "Astro-Boy"!

I think this "area" should include either the word "linkup" or "circuit" in the title.
By James Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Dec 16, 2013
By James Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Dec 16, 2013
Also I have no problem with this "area" being arranged and rearranged as makes sense. My thought was simply to give a home to the things that just didn't seem to have one.
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Dec 17, 2013
Great idea James. I can't wait to start adding to this. The West Bluff in particular is a big wide open canvas I am thinking...
From: Winona
Dec 27, 2013
This years goal,for me at least, lead 50 routes in a day!

Another one I have thought of which popped in my head when we first did the West bluff towers, was as many towers as possible in the park, east, west, & south! Go get it!!!
By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Dec 27, 2013
A description of the West bluff towers circuit would make a nice addition here. I'm thinking you could provide an overview, with links to individual routes pages?
By James Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Dec 27, 2013
I couldn't agree more Doug. I've been thinking the "Linkups" section should contain 4 subsections, "East Bluff" - "West Bluff" - "South Bluff" - "Multi Bluff". Thoughts?
By Gokul
Jan 5, 2014
Love it! And thanks for adding the South Bluff gullies. I can get a start on the West Bluff towers circuit. I've got a list with GPS coords.

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