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Eric on the newly re-discovered Jesus Boulder

Getting There 

Park in the lot near the playground and follow the path into the woods. When you get to the first large sandstone pillar on the left hand side take a left around the back side and follow up to the boulder.


The Jesus Boulder has been resurrected this year. It is a little known classic problem first ascended by Rich Anthony, years back. It is not known if anyone else has followed.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jesus Boulder:
Jesus Boulder Arete   V2-3 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   
Cowboy Messiah   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 15'   
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Cowboy Messiah V4 6B PG13  WI : Black River Falls : Jesus Boulder
One of the more unique problems in Wisconsin. Start by getting on the saddle-like boulder under the center of the boulder. Use toe hooks and core tension to establish one's self. A sick catch of a left rail and Big throw to the slopping lip brings you to the engaging mantle. There ain't much for holds, but the friction's off the charts!- super fun, git on it!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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Eric being spotted by Rich at the Jesus Boulder!!!
Eric being spotted by Rich at the Jesus Boulder!!!
Eric working on the Jesus Boulder, 3-23-10
Eric working on the Jesus Boulder, 3-23-10
Rich carefully cleaning off the Jesus Boulder afte...
Rich carefully cleaning off the Jesus Boulder afte...
The Jesus Boulder showing the arete and steepness.
BETA PHOTO: The Jesus Boulder showing the arete and steepness.

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By TravisMelin
From: Roanoke, VA La Crosse, WI
Mar 24, 2010
Looks awesome! I cant believe i never saw it all these years...
From: Winona
Mar 24, 2010
Travis, this thing IS awesome. I have to say one of the best chunks of stone in the state. The direct looks like V6ish(let you know tomarrow!). But as far as missing it- its on the first fin of rock, most people only climb at the main area.
By ToddR
Mar 25, 2010
you guys going to be out there the 26th in pm?
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Mar 26, 2010
Rad looking boulder. I will be home over Easter, maybe I will run up and check this out. Eric you down?
From: Winona
Mar 26, 2010
Yup! Let me know...
By TravisK
From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 13, 2011
For the life of me, I cannot find this boulder...
I've been out a handful of times looking for it only to head back to the cube with nothing to report. Any help?
By R. Anthony
May 1, 2011
Travis, when you get to the saddle between the two rock outcrops (the part of the trail before you get to the stairs and the (east)end of the first outcrop is to your back) hang a left up and behind the large fin of rock and hike the top of the ridge (west) back toward the parking lot. The Jesus boulder is on the left of the trail and should leave you with only one thought, Jesus! Good luck.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Sep 12, 2011
This boulder is really impressive. The support boulder at the base takes a bit away from it, but you quickly forget about that once you climb higher up. Bring all the pads, it's taller than expected.
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