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The Brig Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.04594, -90.01968 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Aug 12, 2006  with updates from James Schroeder
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The Brig is a small area located down below the main spine on the east side of the the ridge. The trees offer shade in the morning, and the rolling of the sun offers shade in the afternoon. It's a small wall, but has several good warmups close together.

Getting There 

The Brig is located directly below a bolted route on the main spine with two bolts to a two rap hanger anchor. Look for a trail leading downhill just south of this route that takes you down and over a few fallen trees to the base of the routes.

Climbing Season

For the Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Brig

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Brig:
Schlickery When Wet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Step By Step   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For The Brig
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle of the face with Step by Step on the right.

Middle Brig 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Wisconsin : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : The Brig
Ahh well, just an eliminate, but will help you warm up a bit more. Climb inbetween the two bolt lines. Good edges pockets and pinchs....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By James Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Oct 1, 2006

Thanks so much for developing this are and posting it here. Only had time to get on one route at The Brig this weekend (Slippery Slope), but all three lines look really good.
By Tradiban
Nov 19, 2011
These routes are nice short warm-ups, if they were on the beaten path they would get lots of traffic.
By James Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
May 24, 2014
I agree with Nick. These things are fun and would see more traffic if they were nearer to the rest of the rock, but really they're not that far and worth the 5 minute walk. They were pretty dirty today, which added some spice. We did what we could to clean them all up, but a little traffic would keep these things in pristine condition. Check them out the next time you're at Necedah.

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