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The Blade Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Scott Manzzullo on Sep 21, 2002
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The Blade, although dirty, has a few interesting climbs. The south wall has a short crack climb that will test your 5.7 skills. The north wall is about 50 feet with 3 fine climbs, should not be overlooked, is very shady, and is close to Cleo's for those crowded days.

Getting There 

From west bluff trail take to cleo's amphitheater,follow west bluff trail to the bench up top.30 feet after the bench is a faint path on the east side(right)take path past wiessner wall and descend path north to first outcropping before 150 foot boulderfield on the east side.Bingo your there.

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Weather station 2.5 miles from here

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Unamed crack on the south wall of The Blade

To the Hilt 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : The Blade
This route will test your crack climbing skills, it has no mercy, there is no time for rest. It might be short, but let me tell you I was knackered after the first 10 feet. It's slightly overhanging and off width, so watch out for the barndoor. Hint rap down and clean the route before climbing, it can be a little dirty and web infested....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Aug 1, 2005
The wall is covered in a light layer of moss... go when the weather has been dry.

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