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University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Rock Climbing 

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This site is a buildering wall In Bolton Hall. it is decritive brick. Make sure u go in the moring, or at night. We haven't had any problems so far. But you never know when you will run into the wrong person who just doesn't know what we are up too.

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Located Between the student union and bolton hall

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This is located in and and near the enclosed walkway connecting the Student Union with Bolton Hall. The indoor section runs the length of the only solid wall in an otherwise glass walkway, while the outdoor section runs to the west along Bolton Hall's south wall. The outdoor plaza (under construction) is accessible via double-doors from the walkway.This problem can be approached and completed in dozens of ways. The climber is limited only by his or her imagination. This is really more of a whole...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown Climber opposing foot lock
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Rock Climbing Photo: ground up shot of the 3+ story wall
BETA PHOTO: ground up shot of the 3+ story wall

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By Anonymous
May 24, 2005
Yeah, apperently it is illegal to climb this... Me and couple guys got kicked off by two cops the last time we were there. "That's a big No-No." they said and threatened us with big fines. Oh well, we'll just know to go later at night, that's all.
By Daniel Plinska
Jul 31, 2005
Hehe, it's a fun one especially if you can get all the way across. A couple friends and I did this little wall once upon a time in the middle of the day. We had a small crowd watching by the end including some people who came out of an office in Bolton "just to see if you could do it," as they said. I've done it a couple times by now and I haven't gotten any trouble with the... authorities. Best of luck to you if you decide to do it.
By Kurt Sensenbrenner
Jun 17, 2012
My friend and I have been bouldering here pretty regularly (even marking routes with chalk) since about April and plenty of people have seen us, haven't had a problem yet!
By Andy N.
From: Milwaukee, WI
Aug 10, 2012
The buildering problem featured in the above "BETA Photo" and noted in the above description is not on Bolton Hall. It's on the Student Union, facing Kenwood Blvd. Those familiar with the Union will know the half-circle driveway on Kenwood for drop-offs. This problem is immediately to the West of the driveway (to the left if you're facing the main doors). It's basically behind some bushes and is theoretically climbable for 3 vertical floors on 3 sides.

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