been climbing there forever. Some very slick rock that makes climbing other places easy...lol
Had a great time climbing the walls. The walls were packed with people climbing. We mostly "hung around" the Eastern Bluffs.
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.
#5 - 5.3
#10 - 5.4
#11 - 5.4
#14 - 5.2 / 5.4
#17 Can Can - 5.5
#20 - 5.2
#38 - 5.5
#48 Pork Loin 5.7
#49 Jacob's Ladder 5.6
#50 The Bone 5.5
Climbed numerous routes as part of a CMC outing. The group had 15 top ropes set up. Sweet...!
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.
Climbed Charybdis and other nearby routes. A bit chilly today.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
A good place to go in Wisconsin.