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Wolf Rock

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Wolf Rock  


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Elevation: 13'
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Submitted By: John W. Knoernschild on Aug 6, 2007
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Description 

This is a huge granite boulder in the middle of the woods. Very secluded. The rock is in great shape.

Getting There 

Start in Star Lake, WI. Take K west. Take a left on Langly Lake Ski trail. Continue on the dirt road for about .8 miles and your there. You will see a dried up mud pond (Langly Lake) on your right. Drive past the pond. The boulder is on your right, just off the road. You can't miss it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.3 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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


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John Knoernschild starting out on Slap Happy V1

Slap Happy V1 5  WI : Wolf Rock
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BETA PHOTO: Wolf Rock
The Wolf the boulder is named after. We saw this wolf 10 min before I climbed. It was about 400 yards from the boulder. It came about 75 yards away from us, heard my truck, and took off into the woods. Luckily we got a few pics before it left.
The Wolf the boulder is named after. We saw this w...
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BETA PHOTO: Wolf Rock
3 - Wolf's Face V1 <br />4 - Wolf's Nose V1+ <br />
BETA PHOTO: 3 - Wolf's Face V1
4 - Wolf's Nose V1+
1 - Slap Happy V1 <br />2 - Too Easy V0
BETA PHOTO: 1 - Slap Happy V1
2 - Too Easy V0
One more of the Wolf. This is when it was closer to the truck. About 75 yards out.
One more of the Wolf. This is when it was closer t...

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By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Aug 6, 2007
This was a great find. I remembered it from when I was a kid. I thought to myself, "Wasnt there a huge boulder down that old deer trail we used to drive on???" So I went to find out. And of course, it was there, just waiting to be climbed. I cleaned off the routes I saw and started putting up first ascents.

I spent about an hour climbing all the routes a few times. It was a good workout and a great little break in my vacation. I was up north to relax with the wife, and it was just great to be able to get some climbing in as well.

So if you're in the area, and have a some time to spare, hit up Wolf Rock.

edit 5/13/08 : After doing some research on bouldering climbing grades, I have decided to change a few of the grades on these problems.
By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Aug 6, 2007
Great work John. It's pretty special to do new lines, especially when you look with new eyes at something from your past. It really doesn't get any better.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Aug 8, 2007
Thx man. It was really fun and exciting to find and climb. We took another odd trail road the next day and found another huge boulder. But on my way to it I found a few ticks on me and it was getting dark, so I headed back to the truck and brushed those bastards off me (I know, I'm a wuss). I will get that one next year. HAHAHA.

This boulder got it's name from the Wolf we saw that very day I climbed it. About 10 min before climbing. I will post a pic of it ASAP.
By Josh Knapp
From: East Troy, Wisconsin
Nov 27, 2011
I was in the area today and thought I'd check out this hunk of stone. I had a bit of a hard time finding the boulder, as the directions are not correct. The boulder lies north and east of Star Lake, WI, not south and west. From the intersection of Hwy N and Hwy K,(which is just east of Star Lake) drive East for 3.2 miles. You will come to a brown sign indicating the Langley Lake Ski Trails. Go North for .6 miles and the boulder will be on your right.