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Jesus Boulder

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Submitted By: Frank Hessler on Mar 24, 2010
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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

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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In the middle of the problem, getting ready for an encounter with the lip.

Jesus Boulder Arete V2-3 5+ PG13  WI : Black River Falls : Jesus Boulder
Start on low holds on right side of boulder and drift up and left following a series of fantastic slopping holds to an extremely exciting finish! Grab one of the few postive holds, throw a heel up and rock over- Amen!...[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 after a long Wisconsin winter, thanks Rich!!!
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: Madison
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.