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Wiessner Face 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Fritz Wiessner?
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Submitted By: Stephen D. Schaefgen on Feb 22, 2002

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Description 

From the ledge and tree at the half way point climb up and right a few feet. From there is mostly straight up on pretty solid holds. I enjoyed this one. A moderate 5.7.


Protection 

Standard Rack



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Kayte Knower and the Climbing Magazine photo that made her famous. Photo by Andrew Burr.
Kayte Knower and the Climbing Magazine photo that ...
One of the Lake's best routes...
One of the Lake's best routes...
Paul Campbell definitely channeling the DLFA
Paul Campbell definitely channeling the DLFA
Doug "at one" with Fritz Wiessner.
Doug "at one" with Fritz Wiessner.
John K channeling the 70's and the perhaps the DLFA
John K channeling the 70's and the perhaps the DLF...
Wiessner Face on lead.  Wow!  The weather was pretty much stellar on Saturday and all this weekend!  Breezy, blue skies, and only really noticably warm when right in the direct sun.  West Bluff had alot of pesky flies tickl'n the bare skin though.
Wiessner Face on lead. Wow! The weather was pret...
Reinke cleaning up "Weissner's Face"
Reinke cleaning up "Weissner's Face"
Fritz (2), Stinger (3), Wiessner Chimney (4), Just Another Pretty Face (5), and Wiessner Face (8).
BETA PHOTO: Fritz (2), Stinger (3), Wiessner Chimney (4), Just...
Gokul
Gokul
Paul Campbell living the dream
Paul Campbell living the dream
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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Apr 26, 2002

Could you imagine Fritz Wiessner climbing it in lug soled boots and having to pound pitons for pro. Fritz was THE MAN!!!

By Stephen D. Schaefgen
May 1, 2002

I agree with Jay. I think we sometimes forget how cool those guys are. Climbing with hemp ropes and protection that wasn't really protection. In boots! In the snow! In the cold! They are all "the man"!

By wayniak
Apr 27, 2003

Decent exposure on a steep thin face with pro in horizontal crack. Bring small (0.25-1.25) cams to protect the face.

By bugdad
Aug 25, 2005

I think that this route (Wiessner face) is visible from the railroad amphitheater across the lake. Is it? I always liked this route just because it's one of the longer (higher)routes in the park. It's been a long time since I climbed, but I still remember it. I haven't been to DL for a few years. I used to go with my son Efrain "Bug" "moke"(passed away[non climbing]) and he and I really liked this route.

By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Nov 14, 2005

This is THE BEST route at Devil's Lake.

By Ian Schmit
May 4, 2007

Absolutely awesome route. Good pro.