Devil's Lake Wisconsin Climbing History

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MH2

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 11:52am PT
And there's a lake, too!

Looking down at the top of Cleopatra's




Dave Slinger ran around the lake most mornings, about 3 miles. I believe he was 67 when I first encountered him.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2009 - 01:07pm PT
Any lakeside outcrops for some nautical nonsense?
prunes

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 01:23pm PT
Cheap thrills 5.12
Cheap thrills 5.12
Credit: prunes
prunes

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 01:25pm PT
Cheap Thrills 5.12
Cheap Thrills 5.12
Credit: prunes
prunes

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 01:27pm PT
Tommy Duechler stopping for refreshment
Tommy Duechler stopping for refreshment
Credit: prunes
prunes

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 01:28pm PT
Congratulation crack
Congratulation crack
Credit: prunes
prunes

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 01:30pm PT
American dream roof
American dream roof
Credit: prunes
MH2

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 02:16pm PT
Tommy Deuchler(sp?).

Now we are talking some good history. Can you tell us anything, prunes?

Tommy was the first met-him-in-person climber who might have climbed the Eiger NF.

Did some unprotectable hard leads at the Lake.

Thanks for the pictures.


Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 14, 2009 - 02:25pm PT
Devil's Lake KICKS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have never been...do yourself a favor and go in the fall during the week!!!

SO COOL!! The rock is awesome, Madison is sweet, and the beer is tasty!

Being from Chicago, I spent a bunch of time up there. My favorite times were aid soloing in the winter. Nobody around but us Norwegians! Ufda!

CLASSIC AMERICAN CRAG!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!

Jeremy
Shrug

Trad climber
The hell that is the midwest...
Dec 14, 2009 - 03:14pm PT
I kinda want a go at the "America Dream Roof" now.
Hard Rock

Trad climber
Montana
Dec 14, 2009 - 07:09pm PT
I put my 15 years at DL. Steve no climbing out of boats but I suppose there could be something under water.

Rich - Roger's Roof. I see Roger every couple of years. I think it was about 4 years ago he did his 40th aniversay ascent of Roger's Roof. He still climbing and has a place out in Este Park.

MH2 - I guess I had the first ascent of Sometimes Direct (overhanging) but the better story is another Steve Wunsch story. He and local hard man Scott Stewart (early free attempt on Half Dome with Jim E) were TR climbing and Scott had a sore finger so he was taking it easy. As soon as Steve completed the first ascent of Somethimes Direct Scott had to go up. He goes for a big lunge, hits it, feet swings out 5 feet and he has one change on the swing in to stick it - which he does - gets back on his feet and completes the climb.

Clint - Climb a bunch with Dennis Drayna. Dennis would hang out and chalk up on the smallest holds (these were the days that some people had chalk bags and some people - Scott - still put chalk into their blue jean pockets.

Tom Kelly and I did do the only 2 ascents of Brinton's with a hanging belay - standing on the beer barrel. This was before sport climbing so we had a 700 foot approach. Lots of people came down on rap. I was told the anchor systems on top was pretty interesting.

-Kurt

Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Dec 14, 2009 - 07:31pm PT
Cheese, Wis. Devil's Lake climbing looks great!
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dec 14, 2009 - 09:06pm PT
I understand Cleo's Needle is a bit of a wobbler at the top. Has it been that way for a long time?
matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Dec 14, 2009 - 10:19pm PT
No wobble when I was there 98/99. Fitting the second on the summit may have been the crux.
Mimi

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 10:39pm PT
Wow! What an amazing looking area! Steep, cool looking rock. Gotta get there and get a TR. LOL!

Where the heck is Mr. Midwest?!
Shrug

Trad climber
The hell that is the midwest...
Dec 15, 2009 - 05:51am PT
I was up on the needle about 2 years ago and there was a wobble on the top block.

Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Dec 15, 2009 - 09:30am PT
yeah, its pretty gosh darn wobbly.

i'd climbed these almost every weekend for several years. always ground up leading or following, no toproping. this training regime severed us very well, being used to leading devils lake 5.9s, heading out to colorado everything would feel soooooooo easy!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2009 - 12:35pm PT
Time for some wooden bongs folks... Sling them with bungee cord so everybody gets the point! LOL
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 15, 2009 - 12:42pm PT
Never been.

But day before yesterday I went shooting with Mike Clifford and Bill Russell.



Mike is getting to be a fairly good rifle shot BTW, but Swilliam,.....


Anyway, they still look back fondly on days in the Fukness.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2009 - 01:19pm PT
Get Bill on this thread! We have his back and CF won't likely give him any BS here anyhow!!! Mr. Midwest----enter and sign in please??? You got a show to do!
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