Climber's Guide to Devils Lake


Climber's Guide to Devils Lake
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Climber's Guide to Devils Lake
Manufacturer Sven Olof Swartling (North Coast Books)
Page By Alpinist
Page Type Mar 19, 2007 / Aug 14, 2009
Object ID 2865
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Product Description

Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin is the most popular rock-climbing area in the Midwest. It features spectacular cliffs and other rock formations where the Ice Age glacier's terminal moraine meets an ancient landscape of rock.
This third edition of the popular Climber’s Guide to Devil’s Lake has been thoroughly updated for twenty-first-century climbers and hikers and includes information for use with GPS receivers. It provides information for climbers of all abilities and preferences, offering precise directions to help them navigate and climb within the park.

Features include:

  • an updated introduction by George J. Pokorny and new photographs by Eric Andre
  • a summary of the geologic and natural history of the Baraboo hills by Patricia K. Armstrong
  • locations and updated descriptions of nearly 1,800 climbs
  • landmark photographs from most major climbing areas
  • GPS waypoints, map coordinates, altimeter readings, and approach information
  • detailed diagrams locating climbing routes at most major climbing areas
  • 6 new diagrams, 5 new climbing areas, and 120 new routes

    Product Details

    Price: $19.95
    Paperback: 366 pages
    Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 3 edition (September 15, 2008
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0299228541
    ISBN-13: 978-0299228545
    Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.5 x 1.1 inches
    Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces



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Alpinist - Mar 19, 2007 3:41 pm - Voted 5/5

Must have
This is the definitive guidebook for rock climbing at Devil's Lake. The book contains detailed descriptions of over 1600 different routes in the bluffs that surround the lake, with pictoral maps and difficulty ratings for each route. It also provides trail maps and directions on how to find them.

Just a caution about the route ratings. General consensus from local climbers is that many routes are more difficult than their listed rating. (I know they always say that, but this time it's true.)

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