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North Slope

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Block party T 
Divergent Crack T,TR 
Down South TR 
North Country Corner T,TR 
North Country Crack T 
Oil Slick TR 
Slap Arete? T,TR 
Slot, The T,TR 
Sore Toes T 
South County Crack T 
Vicelord, The T,TR 

North Slope Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,160'
Location: 43.4286, -89.7365 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Jul 12, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: View of top of North Slope from West Bluff trail. ...


Although this area has one of the shortest approaches at the Lake, it has also been underdocumented until the publication of the 3rd edition of the "Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake". Even now, several of the best routes here remain unnamed and therefore unknown to most local climbers!

I think the best lines here are likely to be "North Country Crack" (5.7), "Down South" (5.9), and "Divergent Crack" (5.10).

Getting There 

Park at the first lot as you come in the North Entrance to the Park. Head up the West Bluff trail about 100 yards. The first slabby overlook (on your left) is the top of the North Slope. Either backtrack a few yards until you can cut along below this little cliff line, or continue up to the south end of the slabs until you can drop down and cut back along the bottom.

Climbing Season

For the Devil's Lake area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Slope

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Slope:
North Country Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Divergent Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: A shady view of "North Country"

North Country Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : North Slope
A clearly defined vertical crack system that just begs you to scramble up!The crux might be getting off the ground. Higher up you contend with an off-fingers sized crack, and footholds that disappear under little bulges....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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