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sharma21


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in racine wisconsin there this old abandoned coury that the city used to mine lime stone then it flooded and now is a great place to climb. i have the whole place to myself and no ones considered climbing there except me and a friend. its great if your ever in wisconsin in the spring or summer check it out! maybe we could climb together!


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How tall are the walls? How about some photos?


sharma21


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the walls vary from 25-60 feet with a water depth of approx. 90-100 feet so its safe to fall. im new to this site so how do i put pics on?


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post pics. maybe that's enough to convince me to head back to wisconsin to visit my mother.


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sharma21


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like i said before how do i put pics on, im new to this site?


shrug7


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sigh... do you see where it says "attachment" on a new post...

start there...


keenan


Feb 8, 2010, 11:42 AM
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there is actually another quarry with sandstone in Racine as well there is a really good wall with some nice crack climbs on the north side of the lake.


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and it's legal to climb there?


keenan


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This quarry has actually been converted to a park. I am not sure of access issues. I used to tread pretty lightly when I went there. You could probably talk to the Racine parks departments and find out.


sharma21


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theres a secret backside entrance to get to the cliifs. its kinda illegal but the life gaurds dont start working the beach until the beginning of june so its safe to climb all of may but from then on just be careful. if you want more info send me a personal message. and its not sandstone its limestone.


keenan


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Yeah I know I used to go there all the time you park over at the hotel near the dam. And I stand corrected it was a limestone quarry Quarry Lake Park: 3501 Northwestern Avenue
Quarry Lake (photo) is a great destination for scuba divers and swimmers looking for spring fed water. Sunbathers will love the expansive multi-level terraced beach (photo). Once a limestone quarry, this park has been transformed into one of the best outdoor swimming and beach facilities in the area. As the name suggests, limestone rock was mined from the site years ago until flooding, and some of the equipment used in the mining operation was left behind. The park also offers picnic areas with grills, a large air-conditioned beach house with changing rooms, lockers, concessions, lavatories and showers. Scuba divers must be certified and pay a registration fee to enter and explore the depths of the Quarry Lake. A daily entrance fee ($1) is charged during the swimming season. Lifeguards are on duty daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Directions: From Interstate 94, exit at the Racine/Waterford (Route 20) exit. At the exit, turn east on Route 31. Turn right (northeast) onto Highway MM. Turn right (east) on Highway 38 (Northwestern Avenue). Continue past first traffic light. Quarry Park is the first right turn.


keenan


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keenan


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sharma21


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great job and directions. Smile did you go climbing there ever though?


keenan


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Yeah I used to go there alot, about two years ago. Where in the park do you go climbing?


sharma21


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at the northeastern wall and sometimes the western wall. do you still climb there cause it would be more fun to go climbing with a group of people instead of just me and my friend zach.


sharma21


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send me a personal message for in depth info on some great climbing spots on the cliffs.


sharma21


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the only draw back (to some people with expensive climbing shoes that you dont want wet) you have to jump off the cliffs then climb back up on the selected route you chose. its realy fun jumping off the cliffs i must say though.


sharma21


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well theres other ways to get to routes on the cliffs from land but its a steep mud trail. not bad though.


Dynosoarus


Feb 10, 2010, 9:25 PM
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Im the friend sharma21 was talking about.

The most thats ever happened there is the lifeguards have yelled at us with there mega phones from a distance away.

Theres also some potential for top roping, many solid trees and about 15 feet away from the cliff theres a fence with sturdy metal posts that go along side of almost the whole cliff.

Its preety cool because the north face is really tall limestone, and then on the opposite side it gets really bouldery

Within the next couple days im going to go take some pictures of the whole corey area for anyone thats interested.


sharma21


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yes indeed! we'll take some damn good pictures!


Dynosoarus


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Took these today

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/dynosoarus/IMG_1081.jpg

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The arrow says "Mike 6ft" he stood in there for perspective
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That white thing in the cave is my water jug from last summer
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This is the more bouldery opposite side of the quarry
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keenan


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no climbing pics???


Dynosoarus


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Sorry just took these a couple days ago, dont have any from this past summer and by the time we treked through the woods to get there I couldnt feel my hands ha

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