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Ledge Park  


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Elevation: 20'
Location: 43.4624, -88.5865 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: John W. Knoernschild on Jun 3, 2008
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One of the larger standing pillars of rock, in the...

Description 

This limestone area has a lot of bouldering potential. There are a lot of routes, but they are very dirty. Some of the rock is broken up and falling apart. But there are some select spots that have great quality rock. There is potential for 20+ problems at the park. Extensive cleaning is needed. It's best to stay quiet, but there is simply not a lot of traffic through this park. Especially during the weekdays. We didn't see a single person on the paths when we went during the weekdays.

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Weather station 2.6 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',8],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Ledge Park
Will have a beta photo soon but this is it the route is pretty obvious

The green mile V1- 5-  WI : Horicon : Ledge Park
Traverse from the corner of the boulder across from Bobby's world, to about five feet from the left corner and top out...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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Possible V1? Start in the juggy finger pockets on the bottom and go straight up, staying away from the nice finger pocket halfway up the face.
BETA PHOTO: Possible V1? Start in the juggy finger pockets on ...
One of the taller bluffs at ledge park.
One of the taller bluffs at ledge park.
Me doing some moves on the slanting boulder. Crapy photo, but you get the point.
Me doing some moves on the slanting boulder. Crapy...
This trail disappears to the left, creeping between a narrow gap in the rock. This is an example of some of the better-quality rock at Ledge Park. A lot of it is choss, but there are some great sections just waiting to be climbed.
This trail disappears to the left, creeping betwee...
A sign within the 'bouldering area' - located just footsteps west of the first parking lot. This whole area is pretty large, with many cavernous crevacices winding north for several hundred feet. As one person noted, there's potential for 20+ problems here, but it's currently VERY underdeveloped. The area is trafficked by kids and families exporing, and there is some litter; be mindful of broken glass, I've found a little here and there (garbage/recycling dumpsters are a short walk north if you're so inclined to clean up after other people.) <br /> <br />The main ledge is located past this area to the north.
A sign within the 'bouldering area' - located just...
One of the Southernmost sections of the escarpment.
One of the Southernmost sections of the escarpment...
Just a wider, more recent shot of the same section of ledge pictured on this area's profile.
Just a wider, more recent shot of the same section...
Looking Southwest <br /> <br />Rather than walking all the way around, access to western bits of the 'bouldering area' can be easily reached from the parking lot but following the first trail North a few hundred feet, and then  carefully descending through the gap, centered in this image. If you reach the benches by the overlook, you've gone too far. Trails also wind through the crevice that runs through the middle of this shot.
Looking Southwest Rather than walking all the way...
Low-res image a friend shot from within the bouldering area.
Low-res image a friend shot from within the boulde...
One of the trails that cuts through the Southern section of the escarpment. The Northern section is one continuous wall, while the Southern bit is ripe for bouldering, with the rock breaking into numerous crevices large enough to walk through.
One of the trails that cuts through the Southern s...

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By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Jun 3, 2008
Looks sweet John
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jun 3, 2008
Hope to see you there James.
By Erik Olson
Jul 3, 2008
Nice Find!
By Nathan E
From: Yosemite
Jul 14, 2008
We did some climbing around here when we were desperate, and I've read that others did a while ago. I remember a really short tower with a rap from a tree branch. I believe UW did/does their final trip for the rappelling course here too.
By Andy N.
From: Milwaukee, WI
May 25, 2014
Wow, all the comments here are over 5 years old. This area is still relatively untouched and unknown. I just discovered this area recently, and during Memorial Day weekend there were kids running around and exploring, but no serious climbers.

With a handful of exceptions, much of the rock is in pretty tough shape, either enveloped in moss or falling apart. That said, with some care and a bit of cleaning, there are a few select areas with top-rope potential towards the north of the park adjacent to the camping area and at least a dozen undiscovered/unestablished boulder problems.


I'm living ~15 min away for the next 3 months; some new lines should be popping up on here soon.
By Schulb72
From: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
May 25, 2014
Being only 47 minutes from Milwaukee's Zoo Interchange it gives us Milwaukee folks something to play on.

This place is rough, dirty and virtually undeveloped but counter that with easy access, minimal travel time and a few good routes/problems and it begs the question: why not?

Climbing here is not officially banned nor promoted so keep a low profile. Most visitors are friendly and curious, but park staff may not be.
By Bob Woods
From: Appleton, WI
Jul 23, 2014
Been out here cleaning and uncovering some really good problems with a ton of potential for harder stuff too me and my climbing partner will be out here the next few Saturdays if anyone wants to come out and join the brush party