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Owens Rock  


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Location: 44.2043, -89.6582 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: dlanglois on May 28, 2007  with updates from Doug Hemken
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Quincy is closed to climbing, Rattlesnake is open

Description 

Small boulder in the middle a potato patch central Wisconsin. Bolts along the top of the is high ball boulder makes top rope set-ups quick and easy. few short trad climbs, and a couple harder routes makes this a great practice area for a green climber.

Getting There 

From interstate 39 outside of Coloma, head west on HWY. 73, then continue on CR D. Then South on W. You should see the tree covered backside of the rock from the crossroads. Park in the lot in the back not in front.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.6 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',4],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Owens Rock:
Good Afternoon George Bailey   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 40'   Main Face
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"Left of SLings and Things" toproped

Right of Slings and Things 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  WI : Central Sandstone : ... : Main Face
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Katrina climbing "Jeremiah Johnson" V-1 ...
Katrina climbing "Jeremiah Johnson" V-1 ...
from the corner
from the corner
Arel climbing "Butt Cheeks" to the right...
Arel climbing "Butt Cheeks" to the right...
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By Michael Van Dyke
From: Madison, WI
Jul 14, 2010
County Road W and D never cross. D crosses County road G and hwy 13 heading west. Which road is Owens Rock on?
By Peter Arndt
Jul 21, 2010
I've not visited Owen's Rock but it is clearly marked on the updated Delorme's "Atlas and Gazetteer of Wisconsin". Take 73 west from I39 near Plainfield (not Coloma). Look for CR D (as 73 runs right into it). About two miles on CR D make a left (south) on CR W. Owens Rock looks to be about a half mile down the road.

The map shows that CR D does indeed intersect with CR W. The intersection is WEST of CR G.
By pdk
From: Janesville, WI
Sep 8, 2014
09/06/2014-Visited boulder for first time; found the main face routes very enjoyable. Tread with care; chossy is prevalent. Mosquitos carried us half way up routes........There is poison ivy set back in taller grass line on main face side. Also, all the previously mentioned top bolts have been removed; only holes and chopped ends remain.
By Stephen H
From: Central WI
Apr 28, 2015
I viisited Owens Rock today and I can confirm that all the bolts, but one, have been removed. Does anyone know who did this or why?

I've climbed here off and on over the last 5 years and the bolts made this area very accessible to new climbers with limited gear--great for these 5.5 to 5.7 climbs. Today I still climbed two of the climbs but since there are no trees or boulders to sling these setups require trad gear and a reasonable amount of knowledge on how to place it etc. If anyone wants to re-bolt the area I would be willing to help and contribute to the cost.

Also, on my visit today I found a chalk bag that was left behind--probably recently. If it is yours message me.
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