Devil's Lake Climber's Log

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Alpinist - Oct 10, 2006 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Vulture Lookout  Sucess!

Climbed several routes at Vulture Lookout as part of CMC outing. Route numbers below are referenced from Sven Olof Swartling's 2nd edition guidebook.
- #1 Missing Piece 5.7
- #4 5.7 Crack
- #5 5.6 Crack
- #10 5.7 Crack
- #16 Inside Corner 5.6
- #19 Inside corner 5.6


Alpinist - Jun 9, 2006 4:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Balanced Rock Wall  Sucess!

Climbed several routes on the South Shore during a CMC outing. Perfect weather, but hundreds of hikers hiked past us throughout the day.
-Bifurcation 5.2
-New Box 5.4
-Sunken Pillar 5.5
-Red Pulpit 5.6
-Mr Neutron 5.6
-Invitation 5.6


alpinedan - Nov 15, 2005 11:01 am

Route Climbed: almost all Date Climbed: May 1990's-present  Sucess!

been climbing there forever. Some very slick rock that makes climbing other places


Tbacon251 - Sep 18, 2005 1:44 am

Route Climbed: East Bluff Trail Date Climbed: 09-17-05  Sucess!

Had a great time climbing the walls. The walls were packed with people climbing. We mostly "hung around" the Eastern Bluffs.


Alpinist - Aug 14, 2005 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: Numerous routes in the Dutchman Rampart Date Climbed: August 13, 2005

Climbed the following routes as part of the old timer / new timer outing with the CMC. Route numbers are referenced from Sven Olof Swartling's 2nd edition guidebook.

Dutchman Rampart
#5 - 5.3
#10 - 5.4
#11 - 5.4
#14 - 5.2 / 5.4

The Frigate
#17 Can Can - 5.5
#20 - 5.2

Dungeon's Wall
#38 - 5.5

Porkchop Buttress
#48 Pork Loin 5.7
#49 Jacob's Ladder 5.6
#50 The Bone 5.5


Alpinist - Jul 27, 2005 7:27 pm

Route Climbed: Porkchop Buttress & Dungeon Wall Date Climbed: May 21, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed numerous routes as part of a CMC outing. The group had 15 top ropes set up. Sweet...!


pakmassaro - Jun 6, 2005 2:47 pm

Route Climbed: East Bluff - East Rampart Date Climbed: Summers 2000-Present  Sucess!

Have climbed several routes along the eastern bluff section. Favorite Routes include: Brinton's Crack, Mouse's Misery, Dancing Madly Backwards, Birch Tree Crack, and Brinton's Direct.

Matt K

Matt K - May 15, 2005 8:53 pm

Route Climbed: Charybdis and others Date Climbed: May 15, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed Charybdis and other nearby routes. A bit chilly today.


sync - Aug 12, 2004 12:35 pm

Route Climbed: various - up to 5.8 Date Climbed: June 2003 to August 2006

Started climbing here in Summer of '03 with the University of Wisconsin - Madison Hoofers Mountaineering Club. I will always have a fondness for the Lake.


Alpinist - Jun 28, 2004 2:08 pm

Route Climbed: East Bluffs Date Climbed: June 26, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed several routes along the east bluffs. This was part of a CMC outing. There were 12 people in our group, with 10 top ropes fixed on routes ranging from 5.5 to 5.11. The weather was perfect for climbing!

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Jan 29, 2004 11:17 am

Route Climbed: Various at East Ramparts Date Climbed: Various 1999 - 2002  Sucess!

I did my first ever outdoor rock climb in Devil's Lake, back when I lived in Chicago. On summer weekends, this is an incredibly popular place. There is just a ton of good climbing here. I've done about 15 to 20 routes, all easy, all on toprope.

My favorite route was Birch Tree Crack 5.8. Awesome!


chef007 - Oct 31, 2003 7:53 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

The last time I went there I went up the 1st boulderfield going west around the lake, then did some class 4 stuff. Great climbing, for wisconsin.


Alpinist - Oct 26, 2003 12:46 pm

Route Climbed: Vulture Lookout Date Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

This climb was part of a weekend outing with the Chicago Mountaineering Club. We set up top ropes for a dozen or so routes at Vulture Lookout, which is on the East Bluff, west of the quary rocks. Sven Olof Swartling, author of the book, Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake was there and shared some of his secrets and knowledge with the group.

Just a warning about the route ratings at Devil's Lake. Consensus amoung this group is that some of the routes are under-rated. The smooth nature of the quartzite rock yields a lot of rounded edges with very poor hand-holds and friction.

Vulture Lookout offers a great mix of climbing routes, from 5.6 to 5.12c. There are also great views of the valley all the way to the Wisconsin River. It was a great day of climbing with a great group of people.


nader - Jul 27, 2003 5:56 pm

Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

A good place to go in Wisconsin.

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