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About East Bluff:

The East Bluff is the largest and most popular bluff surrounding Devil's Lake, being accessed by either the Balanced Rock trail (the northern part of the bluffs) or CCC trail. NOTE: Wisconsin is currently working on a climbing policy for the state which is rather touchy at the moment (check out the WOA website), please pack out what you bring in, and more importantly follow the bolting ban for the park. The climbing itself is on hard quartzite cliffs reaching ~120 ft. at it's highest point (although, most climbs are ~80 ft. high). Being the midwest's most popular climbing destination, weekends can be hectic. But, there's a friendly atmosphere throughout most of the climbers, so it's usually very easy to get on someone elses top-rope. Camping can be had either through the park, or several other sites throughout the area.
Nearest town or city: Baraboo
Directions: From the south, take I-90 to Madison and then follow US Hwy 12 to WI Hwy 159. Turn right (east) on WI 159 for 1 mi., then go right on WI 123 to South Shore Rd. For more freeway driving, stay on I-90 to WI Hwy 33 at Portage. Go west on WI 33 to Baraboo, then south on WI 123 to S. Shore Rd. Once on S. Shore Rd., drive south, then slalom down toward the lake. Continue east along the south shore of the lake, with parking for the northern part of the east bluff in the large parking lot on your left. Or, continue across the railroad tracks (there really are trains) and proceed to the CCC parking lot on the right. Pay the park fees (you will get ticketed) which are ~$8 for a day or ~$20 annually. For a map of the park, and the climbing found within it, check out: www.climbingcentral.com/rock/devilslake/dl_map.html
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