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This is the crown jewel of Necedah. A Y-shaped crack splits the center of the wall (hence the name) and a few bolted routes exist on either side of the crack. The wall is completely sheer and overhangs at about 20 degrees. Hands down, there is no better cliff for hard climbing in south-central Wisconsin.
Walking up from the parking area, you will see a prominet tower and a steep cliff. This cliff is the Y-Crack Wall. You can't miss it.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Y-Crack Wall:
Little Rebel Crack AKA Ezra Brooks 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 50'
Whiskey Chimmney AKA Pigeon Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 50'
West Face of Tower 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Tower Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Y-Crack (aka Old and in the Way) 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Ten High 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Dakota Farms Cheese 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Early Times 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Straight No Chaser 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Rebel Yell 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Death of A Salesman 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Whiskey a Go-Go 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Y-Crack Wall
Tower Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall
This is the main route up the center of the tower behind Y-Crack Wall. A hard start gives way to easier climbing, angling leftward to the corner (it is harder than 5.10a to bypass the corner and continue straight up). The bolts eventually bring the climber back out on the narrowing face. Here the climbing is very special: the holds become patina-like, and the lichen stands out in technicolor splashes.Upon completing the route, the climber is treated to one of the best summits in Wisconsin (behin...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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