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North by Northwest 
One and Only, The 
One Move Wonder Warmup 
Open Trenchcoat 
Rubik's Cubicle 
Sir Mix Alot 
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Sound Effects 
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Weasel in yo Pants 
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Smooth Operator Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.42818, -89.73617 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris treggE on Sep 25, 2009
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From trail head up towards rock here.


Small bouldering area on the northern most end of the West Bluff Trail. Main attraction here is Smooth Operator, but there is a few other fun boulders in the area.

Getting There 

Drive in the north entrance to the park. Pull off at upper parking lot above the main park office. Head west from lot down trail and lone boulder right off trail. Boulders are up in talus just below cliffband. See this site:
for more details.

Climbing Season

For the West Bluff North area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

64 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Smooth Operator Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Smooth Operator Area:
A Slab Called Spot   V1 5     Boulder   
Mixed Emotion   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
Smooth Operator   V4+ 6B+     Boulder   
Bud White   V6 7A     Boulder   
The Fridge   V7 7A+     Boulder   
What Up Weasel   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
Fat Raccoon   V8 7B     Boulder   
Fat Raccoon Sit aka Skinny Raccoon   V9- 7C     Boulder   
Ballistic   V9 7C     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Smooth Operator Area
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What Up Weasel V7-8 7B  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Smooth Operator Area
Start sitting underneath the steep prow with your left hand on the arete and your right on a smallish, but good edge. Hard move to the jug, some compression moves and trickery, and go up the face on good edges and slopers. A weasel skittered right by us as we were working the problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jun 14, 2012
This area is just confusing now with all the problems. I think needs to be split into sub-areas. Any thoughts on areas? I am not familiar enough with all the problems to do this myself, or risk being wrong about placement of alot of the problems.
By Mr. Mix
From: Sauk City, WI
Jun 14, 2012
Hey Chris,

It might be convenient to divide this into three areas:

1. Smooth Operator (this would include the Weasel boulder and everything to the north of it).

2. Fat Raccoon Area (central)

3. Big Red Area (furthest south)
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jun 14, 2012
Alright. Will do this later on, and try to put the stuff in the right areas but I might email you and Ian to look at it and make sure it's all correct. Thanks.

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