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Missing Piece T,TR 
V (aka The Vulva), The T,TR 

Vulture Lookout Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,250'
Location: 43.4132, -89.704 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Oct 29, 2007
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The Vulture Lookout. The quarry is directly below ...


A quiet crag in the woods, yet easy to find. Great views across the quarry and Roznos Meadow to the Wisconsin River. Among the notable climbs here are "Magic Mushroom" (5.12b/c), "Double Jeopardy" (5.9), and "The V" (5.10 offwidth).

Getting There 

This one is easy to find from above, even if you have never been here! Hike up the CCC trail, and back into the woods behind D'Arcy's Buttress. Follow the East Bluff Woods trail east down to the saddle point, and continue up the Ice Age trail until it levels out on top of the bluff. On the right you will come to a rocky overlook, 20 yards off the trail. Head down into the woods to the left of this overlook, and within about 50 yards come out among the trees on top of Vulture Overlook. The best access to the base is probably back to the west along the edge of the boulder field (the Western Cwm boulder field).

You could also come up from below, passing by Crashing Rock, Lost Temple, and Red Nose Wall.

Climbing Season

For the East Bluff 03 - West of the Quarry area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Vulture Lookout

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Vulture Lookout:
The V (aka The Vulva)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder problem to the left of "Magic Mushroo...
BETA PHOTO: Boulder problem to the left of "Magic Mushroo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another 5.6 inside corner located on the lower eas...
Another 5.6 inside corner located on the lower eas...
Rock Climbing Photo: I think this is "Tubs" a 5.10b crack. Lo...
BETA PHOTO: I think this is "Tubs" a 5.10b crack. Lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Inside corner "Harder by the Climber" 5....
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Rock Climbing Photo: Crack on the left is 5.7, the right is 5.6.
BETA PHOTO: Crack on the left is 5.7, the right is 5.6.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overhanging boulder directly below Vulture Lookout...
BETA PHOTO: Overhanging boulder directly below Vulture Lookout...

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By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Oct 29, 2007
Peter Arndt's photo on the main Devils Lake page gives you an idea of what Vulture Lookout is like:

Rock Climbing Photo: Vulture Lookout
Vulture Lookout
By Tradiban
Aug 3, 2009
We parked at the lot off Hwy DL that also serves the "Stienke Basin" area and hiked the service road straight south to the intersection with the Ice Age Trail. Make a left and up the hill to the overlook, there is a slightly worn trail a little further that will take you to the top of the wall. Access to the west side.

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