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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Butthole Left 
Butthole Right 
Cube direct 
Direct Butthole 
Got Shorty 
Groth Spurt 
High Anxiety 
Hustons Arete 
Napolean Complex 
Napolean Face Left 
Napolean Face Right 
Press It Out 
Press it out Direct 
Schizophrenia (Right of Split Personality)  
Seperation Anxiety 
Seperation face 
Seperatist, The 
Smack crack Left 
Smack Crack left Dyno 
Smack Crack Right 
Smack Crack WAY Right 
Split Personality 
Things just got harder 
Veasy AKA "Why Not?" 
Warm up Center 
Warm up Left 
Warm up Right 
Unsorted Routes:

Plan B Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.04957, -90.09758 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tradiban on Apr 15, 2009


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Plan B is the southern half of the Group B bouldering area. I left the numbers on the older routes from JJ Schlick's original problem list.

Left to right sorting starts where the trail on the saddle between plan B and backbone ridge meets the rock.

See topo map below:

Rock Climbing Photo: Updated (2009) Group B topo with Plan B Area and t...
Updated (2009) Group B topo with Plan B Area and the Backbone Ridge split into east side and west side. Alternate approaches are the dotted lines.

Getting There 

If nobody is camped at Group B site, park there and take the trail uphill. When you get to the saddle between the 2 ridges, go left (south-ish). Plan B is this area. You will come to the Seperation Boulder first. If someone is camped at Group B Site, please follow the alternate directions: either park at the bathroom and walk straight uphill (you will come to the Cave) or left left towards Group Site A and park along the right side of the road and walk straight uphill towards the ridge (you will come up near Press It Out).

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Plan B Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Plan B Area:
High Anxiety   V0+ 4+     Boulder   
Seperation Anxiety   V0+ 4+     Boulder   
Smack Crack left Dyno   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Napolean Complex   V3 6A     Boulder   
Press It Out   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 10'   
The Seperatist   V4 6B     Boulder   
Hustons Arete   V5- 6C     Boulder   
Split Personality   V5 6C     Boulder   
Venom   V5 6C     Boulder   
Press it out Direct   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Irrationality   V6 7A     Boulder   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Plan B Area

Featured Route For Plan B Area
Rock Climbing Photo: me on the last two holds.

Venom V5 6C  Wisconsin : Governor Dodge State Park : ... : Plan B Area
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Photos of Plan B Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: So where's that V5?  Does it start here or around ...
So where's that V5? Does it start here or around ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing along the bottom with the the smack cra...
Traversing along the bottom with the the smack cra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Back of the cave.  With some cleaning a roof proje...
Back of the cave. With some cleaning a roof proje...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cool view of the cave above the restrooms
Cool view of the cave above the restrooms
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sweaty Cave.
The Sweaty Cave.
Rock Climbing Photo: Couple lines on the Napolean Boulder.  Napolean Co...
Couple lines on the Napolean Boulder. Napolean Co...

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By Tradiban
Dec 11, 2009
Eggbert, can we clear up the numbering of routes here and Backbone? It no longer makes sense, me thinks.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Dec 11, 2009
Yeah you're right Nick. I left those numbers on before since they were of historical interest, and on JJ's topo he used the numbering system, but I guess there are so many more problems now that it's outdated. I will start deleting the numbers (unless someone objects, let me know). I do think it's important to remember that Schlick put a lot of work into both this site, the topo, and putting up loads of problems (including probably a bunch he never got around to posting up here).
By sweatpants
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 11, 2009
we have a regular neat freak here. lowercase, lowercase, lowercase :-)

But yeah they haven't made sense for a long while. But it brings you back to the days when there were 15 boulder problems listed... the good ole days.
By Tony Brengosz
Dec 11, 2009
If you want to preserve some historical value, maybe you should add a small note in the description of the problem that says "#3 on JJ's topo" or whatever.
By Tradiban
Jun 14, 2011
I ordered this best I could based on the approach from Camp B. Please note if you think I mixed some up.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jun 14, 2011
Fixed a couple. Thanks Nick.
By Tradiban
Jun 14, 2011
Yea, fix the last few for me (L to R if facing the wall), I haven't done much of those. I went to Split Personality block first then to High Anxiety then right to Smack Crack and then right over to Press It Out, then back around the corner. But, you're right, from the Cave on it should be the other way around.

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