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Poison Ivy Wall

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Creeping Ivy TR 
Deception T,TR 
Ladybug Layback T,TR 
Lamb & Eggs T 
Lost Arrow Spire - NE Ridge T 
Lost Arrow Spire - SE Ridge TR 
Portrait Corner TR 
Ramses II T,TR 
Ramses III T 
Say Cheese TR 
Under the Bottle T,TR 

Poison Ivy Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,300'
Location: 43.4125, -89.7069 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Oct 22, 2007
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Enjoying a wintry lead of Lamb & Eggs.


Part of the West Terrace group of rocks, the next level below Bird-Foot Buttress, and the level above White Wall. Poison Ivy Wall might be called the "Wall of Moderates" as there are easily ten routes in the 5.6-5.8 range here. The two test pieces, "Under the Bottle" and "Say Cheese" are worth a look if you are in the area for "American Dream Roof." Ironically, we found a little virginia creeper but no poison ivy here.

Getting There 

Either locate the "American Dream Roof" area from above, and walk 20 yards downhill, or come up through the other rocks below. For the latter, from the CCC lot, walk down the road until you are nearly at the quarry entrance, walk back through the woods to the base of the boulder field, and cross the lower boulder field and follow the left edge of the upper part of the boulder field. Enter the West Terrace group of rocks somewhere around Juniper Wall, skirt under Juniper and White Walls, and scramble up to PI Wall at about the Lost Arrow.

Climbing Season

For the East Bluff 03 - West of the Quarry area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

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By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Oct 29, 2007
Peter Arndt's photos, taken in spring before the trees leaved out, show this area well (from the main Devils Lake page):

Rock Climbing Photo: Poison Ivy Wall "Under the Bottle" (5.11...
Poison Ivy Wall
"Under the Bottle" (5.11b) at far left and a couple 5.7 cracks at right.

West PI Wall, "Under the Bottle" and "Ramses I & II"

Rock Climbing Photo: Poison Ivy Wall Fun 5.6 - 5.8 face climbing.
Poison Ivy Wall
Fun 5.6 - 5.8 face climbing.

Middle PI Wall

Rock Climbing Photo: Poison Ivy Wall
Poison Ivy Wall

East PI Wall
By Tradiban
Jul 24, 2009
At Birdfoot Buttress you can see the top of this wall, I suggest the top down approach.

A few, ok, easier short routes on this wall typical of this area of buttress'. Also, check out "Under the Bottle" good 5.11a.

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