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Batman TR 
Cathuseleft T,TR 
Cathuselum T,TR 
chimney T,TR 
Chimney Left Face T 
Deuchler's Corner Center TR 
Deuchler's Corner Left T,TR 
Deuchler's Corner Right TR 
Impossible Crack T,TR 
Inside Corner TR 
Lloyd's Lament TR 
Mother T,TR 
Old Man TR 
Outside Corner TR 
Rurp City T,TR 
Scare Case TR 
Softer Than Ice, Harder Than Diamonds T,TR 
Split the Difference T,TR 
Triple Overhang T,TR 

Wisconsin Strip Rock Climbing 

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This prominent cliff on the Wisconsin shore of the St. Croix River is the furtherest north area on the Wisconsin side of Interstate State park. This area contains a high concentration of long (by midwest standards) good quality routes, both leads and top rope problems. This cliff is often quite busy with both climbers and hikers.

Getting There 

There are two options for reaching this crag. The first is to park on the Wisconsin side. After entering the state park and passing the visitor center the road forks. Park at the parking area at this junction and take the pothole trail to the left (its a circular trail so either way works but left is by far shorter). The climbing area starts shortly after passing a wooden overlook. An alternate approach for visitors with Minnesota state park stickers is to park at the main parking area on the Minnesota side and cross highway 8 on the pedestrain bridge to the side of the roadway. Shortly after crossing into Wisconsin a trail leads off to the right. This trail eventually connects with the potholes trail and reaches the top of the cliff.

To reach the bottom of the cliff descend a third class gully on the north side of the cliff line. The bottom slab can be a little tricky so rope up if needed.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wisconsin Strip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wisconsin Strip:
Cathuselum   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Inside Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR   
Split the Difference   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 45'   
Impossible Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Cathuseleft   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 45'   
Batman   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR   
Deuchler's Corner Right   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR   
Triple Overhang   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Deuchler's Corner Center   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR   
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Featured Route For Wisconsin Strip
Rock Climbing Photo: Me trying to figure out Batman.  Photo by Lee Egbe...

Batman 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Wisconsin : Interstate State Park : Wisconsin Strip
A crimpy climb that starts out with an easy lay back on a crack and then hits the crux half way. The rest of the climb is then cruxy. A challenging climb. It is located just to the left of Lloyd's Lament and you use the corner of the column at the base of Lloyd's Lament for the start....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Mar 30, 2010
Please post some photos. So many routes have been added without a single photo.
By Mr. Mix
From: Sauk City, WI
Feb 18, 2012
John, this is your typical comment, go drive up there and take some pics of Paul reaching the top out from the ground you lazy ass.
By Zach Bramel
From: MN
May 15, 2012
Found a cam under a boulder on the strip last week. If someone thinks it's their's, message me the brand, type, and size to verify and I'll get it to ya.
By Matt Grotenhuis
Aug 21, 2015
It's a long shot, but I left 2 cams and some other gear at the top of Batman on August 5th when I had to leave in a hurry. If anyone picked them up, I'd definitely appreciate getting them back.

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