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Wiessner Wall

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Fritz T,TR 
Hambone Arete 
Just Another Pretty Face TR 
Stinger T,TR 
Upper Wiessner Crack T,TR 
Wasp, The T,TR 
Wiessner Boulder 
Wiessner Chimney T,TR 
Wiessner Face T,TR 
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Wiessner Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.41753, -89.73823 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 11, 2002

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The Wiessner Wall is named after Fritz Wiessner, a very big name in climbing back in the 1930's. The wall contains a handfull of moderate climbs that are well worth your time.

Getting There 

To access the Wiessner Wall hike up the West Bluff Trail to the lookout above the Cleo Amphitheater. Follow a climbers trail 200 feet northeast to a gully that drops down the north side of Turk's Head. (To find Turk's Head you can also look at the back of the map handed out at the registration offices). Once below Turk's Head turn back to the southwest to find Wiessner Wall. Alternatively, you could drop down from the West Bluff Trail to a climbers trail that follows the rim of the Cleo Amphitheater and use the access routes that that enter the amphitheater from the northwest above Cleopatra's Needle. From the Needle go northeast about 50 yards.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wiessner Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wiessner Wall:
Upper Wiessner Crack   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Wiessner Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 40'   
Fritz   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
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Wiessner Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Wiessner Wall
A Devil's Lake 10-star, mega-classic! Perched on the airy right-hand side of one of Devil's Lake's most impressive and imposing walls, Wiessner's Face starts on the right side of Wiessner's Ledge, and negotiates blocky terrain up and right to a good stance above the pine tree. From that stance, it links (at a moderate grade) edges and horizontal cracks up what appears from below to be a blank, improbable face. Each move up is an exercise in faith, but rest-assured, the holds will present themsel...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Aug 12, 2009
This wall is a leaders playground, fun for everyone.
By Chris Williams
From: Saint Paul, MN USA
May 13, 2013
Where do I go for access to setup a couple TR's? Is there a climbers trail around the back? Haven't been here yet, and I'm taking some extended family here for some really easy climbing at the end of this summer.
By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
May 13, 2013
The top of Wiessner is not very far off of the West Bluff trail.

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