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South Bluff - North Face Gullies

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South Bluff - North Face Gullies Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 43.40552, -89.70417 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: James Schroeder on Dec 15, 2013
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Manley Creek Gully (aka "Canfield Cut") ...


If you follow the railroad tracks along the north side of the South bluff you will encounter several gully systems, and they might be of interest to you for several reasons.

1st - It's an obscure part of the park where you're unlikely to encounter other people.

2nd - If you're an alpine climber, then you can almost pretend you're in an alpine environment.

3rd - Some of these gullies have decent bouldering potential.

Originally I debated whether to bother posting this area, but I figured it might entice those looking for this kind of experience or be information to save some time for those who might see this on a topographic map and be searching for something else (like real climbing).

Getting There 

Park at the South Shore and follow the train tracks south and east.

This map will show you the location of both gullies.

Climbing Season

For the Devil's Lake area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Manley Creek Gully (aka "Canfield Cut") ...

Canfield Cut (Manley Creek Gulley) 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a WI1  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : South Bluff - North Face Gu...
The biggest drainage on the North Face of the South Bluff. You won't need an ice axe or crampons, but they'll make it more enjoyable and help create the illusion that you're actually in a real couloir. There are some ice steps, but truthfully you'll have a harder time stepping over downed trees than negotiating the ice.This gully is a beautiful part of the park and I highly recommend a visit - the "climbing" leaves a little to be desired, but the environment and solitude are everything anyone ca...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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