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Me with Son of A Great Chimney in the background, shortly after an attempted ascent.


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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Rainman

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R (4)

Trad, TR

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Doorway Rocks - Minor Mass

Aug 29, 2010

Perverted Inspiration

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R (7)

Trad, TR

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Great Chimney Area

Oct 12, 2008

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
The climb follows the red line

The climb follows the red line

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Rainman (5.10b R)

Aug 29, 2010

Route Peyton and I climbed.

Route Peyton and I climbed.

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Rainman (5.10b R)

Aug 9, 2010

Leading June 14th, 2009. Photo by Kris Gorny

Leading June 14th, 2009. Photo by Kris Gorny

WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : ... : Straight No Chaser (5.11c)

Apr 22, 2010

Necedah, Wisconsin.

Necedah, Wisconsin.

Isaac Therneau : Me

Jan 12, 2010

Anonymous climber preparing for the worst.   An example of a fall from the top of this exceptional climb.  Photo by Kryz Gorny

Anonymous climber preparing for the worst. An example of a fall from the top of this exceptional climb. Photo by Kryz Gorny

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Son Of Great Chimney (5.11 PG13)

Nov 28, 2008

Me with Son of A Great Chimney in the background, shortly after an attempted ascent.

Me with Son of A Great Chimney in the background, shortly after an attempted ascent.

Isaac Therneau : Me

Oct 28, 2008

Photo of me climbing in redwing.

Photo of me climbing in redwing.

Isaac Therneau : Me

Mar 24, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : Perverted Inspiration (5.10c R)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: I belayed Henning on an onsight lead attempt. He ended up down-climbing before the undercling much to my relief.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Paradigm Shift (5.13a) : Photo
By: Isaac Therneau When: Oct 14, 2012

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Comments: Nice!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Hawk's Nest : Anomie (5.9 PG13)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: Be ready for a little spice and biggish gear for the lake.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Rainy Wednesday Tower : Orgasm Direct (5.11b)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Aug 9, 2012

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Comments: Anyone know why this climb has never been "R" rated? "edit" Whelp, I'm going to be honest and give it an "R" as I recall placing three pieces and only one of them kept you off the deck while doing the crux.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - Cleo Amphithea... : Cleopatra's Needle : Photo
By: Isaac Therneau When: Apr 29, 2012

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Comments: Speaking from the experience of arresting the fall of a "noob" due to a catastrophic rapping mistake, I would never, ever, have someone new to climbing try rapping. The bolt is old, but anywhere you go there is an aspect of trusting old manky bolts with your life.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Whiskey a Go-Go (5.13a) : Photo
By: Isaac Therneau When: Nov 2, 2011

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Comments: Congrats Kryz on the send!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Brinton's Buttress : Brinton's Direct (5.8)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Sep 17, 2011

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Comments: Many of the pitches on the Nose have short sections of 5.6, 5.7 that are mandatory free or super ackward to aid i.e a flaring chimney. The difficulty comes in free climbing a 20ft 5.6 section in aid shoes and tons of gear.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Potholes Area : Devils Doorway : Impossible Crack (5.8) : Photo
By: Isaac Therneau When: Sep 17, 2011

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Comments: Don't worry, it could always be worse. ;)


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Pseudo Hawk's Nest : Epiphany (5.9)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Jul 14, 2011

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Comments: I've only done this thing once, and it was an exciting on-site to say the least. I agree that it looks a lot easier from the ground.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Gill's Buttress : Ice (5.13) : Photo
By: Isaac Therneau When: Oct 15, 2010

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Comments: Yeah, like those pussies that use ropes to clip into protection in the rock, real climbers aren't afraid like those shit, pissing, pussies.

I would say this demonstration is less an expression of style and more one of freakish strength highlighted by the lack of shoes.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Potholes Area : Doorway Rocks - Minor Mass : Rainman (5.10b R)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Sep 29, 2010

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Comments: Named in honor of Peytons ability to summon the rain whenever he is on lead.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Railroad Track... : Horse Rampart : Woger's Woof Wightside (5.11c)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Sep 13, 2010

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Comments: If you get the two underclings in the roof and pull directly onto the middle of the face you can't reach the right hand arete. The sequence on the route was hard to find but well worth the effort.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Dead Tree Wall : Tardis (5.10b/c)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Sep 4, 2010

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Comments: I went straight up from the beginning crack utilizing the big bulge with my left hand and going for the ledge. From the pin I went diagonally up and left to the top. I had a similar experience as I attempted this climb ground up. I pulled the bottom crux and thought I was done only to fall at the second crux getting to the ledge. There is awesome feeling of exposure on this climb as you finish up above the pin.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Potholes Area : Doorway Rocks - Minor Mass : Rainman (5.10b R)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: I believe it's fair to highlight the fact that I had never been to the major/minor mass before and was adamant to my climbing partner that pigeon roof was hammer crack. We didn't get on ladyfingers I believe as I didn't know where we were climbing till after we had returned to the car and the guidebook. These moments of idiocy did not faze me as I've often experienced them in my climbing career. Since we didn't know the area we figured the route we did was something. It felt 5.10a/b R to the... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Potholes Area : Doorway Rocks - Minor Mass : Rainman (5.10b R)
By: Isaac Therneau When: Aug 8, 2010

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Comments: Anyone know the name of the route that goes immediately to the right of this climb? I believe we were climbing to the left of Lady fingers. The climb was hard off of the ledge, and you didn't get pro till hitting a nice horizontal crack. Afterwards the crux involved some tricky movement with side-pulls and an under-cling, finishing on the face to the right of the arete next pigeon roof.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Railroad Track... : Horse Rampart : Woger's Woof Wightside (5.11c) : Photo
By: Isaac Therneau When: Jul 31, 2010

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Comments: It's an exceptional climb Eggert with an exciting crux move. The polo is necessary to maintain my reputation as a gentlemen of leisure. ;)


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