This small, black and tan streaked wall is home to some of the hardest climbing to be had in the park. It is vertical to slightly over hanging and checks in at about 40 feet on a good day. The climbing is powerful and technical on small edges with dynamic moves aplenty. There are a handful of routes and some hard bouldering opps tucked in below the base.
There are a couple options for easier top ropes on the left/middle side of the wall, while the hard lines are on the right.
This is a beautiful little area to spend a day. The summer months, of course, will be a lot noiser than those of fall. If you are bouldering well there are some very difficult problems to clean up a bit and do. Though the routes themselves feel like long boulder problems.
From the main office take a right and head towards Cox Hollow Lake. Park at the boat landing and sniff the air for rock. On the hillside where the road takes a sharp curve is the Deustchlander wall. Try to find a sandy break in the hill side at the curve. This is the easiest way up and will take you past some interesting highball problems before you reach the wall.
This is the crack line to the right of Deustchlander. It starts out sort of slabby and then gets steeper and harder the higher you go. Some big moves at the end will keep your atttention until it is all said and done....[more]Browse More Classics in WI
Is this the wall that sits just below the southeast corner of the Cox Hollow Campground? I am thinking about a place that I have been a few times to. Lead a hard crack route on the right side of the wall- it had terrible gear (but gear barely) and a meat grinder (back of the hand) jam near the bottom just before pulling up into what seemed like hard 5.11 pulls. There was an easier 5.8ish 5.9ish route on far left that was leadable as well. I never gave the center of the wall much notice so I am confused as to whether this is the same place. I got there by parking at the picnic area along side Cox Hollow lake (past the boat landing) and then walking along the base (right to left) of the large crappy SS wall that faces the lake. I remember seeing the campground up above the wall and looking down at the road below?? Just wondering?
By JJ Schlick Administrator From: Flagstaff, AZ Nov 22, 2006
You are correct sir. On top of the bluff is a chainlink fence and the campground is pretty much right there. There are some easier lines to the left as well. Neat little place to shred the skin on your tips...