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North Side Rock Climbing 

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Routes on of any quality on the North Side are concentrated in the Red Bird Statue Area. Occassional outliers exist both east and west of this area, but are sporadic at best. Generally it is not worth the hassle of slogging through the woods to find them. However if you're in the mood for slogging you might be rewarded with a good route or two.

Getting There 

Follow the Main Road up the Bluff from the North Entrance and take a left at the "T" instersection atop the bluff. Park in either the first parking lot on your left or the parking lot for the observation tower.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

57 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Side:
An Appropriate Name   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 18'   Pavilion Block Bouldering
Harappan Civilization   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 15'   Pavilion Block Bouldering
Calm like a Bomb   V4 6B     Boulder   Pavilion Block Bouldering
Star Destroyer    V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Star Destroyer Boulder
The Overhang   V5-6 6C+     Boulder   Pavilion Block Bouldering
Sexytime Traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 120'   Pavilion Block Bouldering
Formidable Forecast   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Pavilion Block Bouldering
Eight Ball Corner Pocket (Flake Route)   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 35'   A. Red Bird Statue Area
5.8 Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   A. Red Bird Statue Area
The Traverse of the Gods   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V3 6A     Boulder   Pavilion Block Bouldering
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Featured Route For North Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Calm Like a Bomb

Calm like a Bomb V4 6B  WI : High Cliff State Park : ... : Pavilion Block Bouldering
Walk down the steps to the east of the Redbird Statue and below the main pavilion area. The trail will take you to a huge detached block. Some good bouldering can be found on the downhill side of the block.A blank roof crosses the right side of the wall. "Calm" climbs up a very overhanging prow that juts out from the right side of the wall, just right of the roof. Heel hooks and slaps lead to easier moves. The climb was topped-out on the first ascent, but this is not necessary as the top is tall...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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