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West Bluff Fire Road Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.42464, -89.74062 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris treggE on Sep 25, 2009
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Chaz working a problem up on Firemen's road


Bouldering that is most easily accessed by hiking up the Fire Road off of the South Shore road towards Prospect Point.

Getting There 

Used to be you could park along the road across from the Park Service lot off of the South Shore Road and walk east uphill on the road.

Now, with the no parking sign, best bet is to park at the south shore and walk the west bluff trail to prospect point and then west down the fire road.

Climbing Season

For the West Bluff Bouldering area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For West Bluff Fire Road
Rock Climbing Photo: Dreamo climbs the obvious right arete.

Dreamo V3 6A  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Dreamo's Bluff
Start with your right hand on the brick pinch on the arete, left on the good side pull. Climb engaging moves up phenomenal holds to a fun and exciting finish move....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By SteveSchultz
May 19, 2014
Paul, EB or Terry, if you guys know the proper names for any of the problems we've posted just let us know and we can change them!!
By Terry Kieck
May 23, 2014
The 2 problems very near FRB have been done before plus a few other problems right in that cluster. Sorry, but I don't recall names. However, I went to check out Dreamo Bluff and South of fire road area earlier this week and I've never been on them before. First ascents to my knowledge. Some fun problems, Nice job!
By SteveSchultz
Apr 10, 2015
There is now a "no parking" sign at the fire road entrance. Best place to park now looks like down by the boat launch on the South Shore. Chris, can you update the description?
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Apr 10, 2015
This also changes things for Prospect Point rope climbing.

Neighbors must have finally complained loudly enough.
By madisonchoss
Apr 11, 2015
Definitely adds a good bit of a hike. Steve is right, the fastest way to approach this area now seems to be parking at the cabins, hiking to the dumpster boulder, then heading straight up the hill toward the real power. From there, the 45 boulder is slightly uphill and to the south.
By SteveSchultz
Apr 12, 2015
For what it's worth, I don't think that hiking up through the talus will be the fastest way to get to the 45. Though it would take you past a number of excellent problems. Hiking on the West Bluff trail that takes you to the top of the bluff will be the quickest and easiest way to get to the 45 and the fire road problems. My guess is that it'd take 10-15 minutes, though it has been a while since I've taken that route.
By madisonchoss
Apr 13, 2015
Yes. Steve is right. Not sure why I didn't think of that.

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