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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Orion 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
: Ledge Park
The first half is a fun inside corner starting with a layback that quickly escalates to crimps. The top half gets scrappy with loose rock until a solid finish up top.Helmets on, this place has loose rock abound... at least until we knock it all off... (hence the PG-13)...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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One of the taller bluffs at ledge park.
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|By Nathan E|
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.
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