Midwest Represent!!

Saturday was a great day for this year’s Boulder Bash! Thanks to everyone who came out and crushed. It was awesome to see the mix of Madison locals and folks who traveled from far and wide to participate in the event.

 In addition to beautiful weather we had great vibes and lots of enthusiasm. We love seeing people finishing their projects and sending new grades. We were especially pumped to see a few people get their first outdoor climbs under their belts. The thrill of the first top out was a joy for everyone to witness.

Below is the complete list of results from the competition. We tried our best to spell names correctly, but some were difficult to read. We apologize to anyone whose name is spelled incorrectly. Please let us know so we can fix it.


Photo by Steve Schultz


Photo by Sam Zipperer

Division and place name points
Womens intermediate
1st Angela Jennings 1400
womens recreation
1st Rimona 1000
2nd Heather Patterson 925
3rd Sofie Schachter 900
4th Carrie Crow 100
5th Katherine Lemske 50
Mens Advanced
1st Eric Widing 3250
2nd Skyler Frickelton 2850
3rd Mike Chung 2700
3rd Johnathan Brown 2700
5th Datten Lew 2500
6th John Chancellor 2400
7th Braden Simms 850
Mens intermediate
1st Craig Tucker 2500
2nd Eric Kozer 2250
3rd Matt Oldenburg 2150
4th Patrick alla 2050
5th Shaun Hansen 1850
6th Sam Carlson 1700
7th Eli Smith 1500
8th Tom Smilack 625
Mens recreation
1st Jared Kist 1150
2nd Michael Hill 775
3rd Michael Edwards 625
4th Ben Hogan 375
5th Walter F 100
Team Intermediate
1st Beard @ Co. 36 sends
Sarah Levine JJ C
Jason Springer Jake Murray
2nd 20 sends
Win or Lose we’re still going to booze
Jordan Downing Keith K
Mike Sorenson Kate Krchma
3rd Goose Fa 11 sends
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Team Rec
1st Lady Slippers 85 sends
Jeff Beall Matt
Jason Wally
2nd Jug Grabbers 82 sends
George Chandler Wilson Hacker
Christian Schager Sandra Kinzer
3rd Team JACB 64 sends
Bryan Jones Andrew Zintz
Chris Sabotta Joe Schmidt
4th Turd Fergeson 54 sends
Jared Linderud Tanya Oechsner
Landon Schoenmann
5th Chinchilla nose hair jacket 28 sends
Kyle Reger Nick Tekvverk
David Luo Frank Gu

Thanks again to all our Sponsor who gave us some great prizes!

Apex Adventures
Adventure Rock
Boulders Climbing Gym
Mike’s Mix
Kleen Kanteen
La Sportiva
Friction Labs
First Ascent Climbing Gym


Teams of 3 or 4 compete to climb the most problems
or individuals compete to climb the hardest 5 problems they can. Registration from 10-11 @ group camp B
Climbing from 11-4
Team format $60
Individual format $20

After a lot of debate about if we should see if it was going to rain Friday or not we have decided to move Boulder Bash to our rain date of Saturday October 3rd. It looks like Saturday is going to be a great day out but Friday night is 100% chance of rain and you should wait at least a full day before climbing on sandstone after a rain and it does not look like we are going to get that. So let everyone know and will see you in two weeks for even better fall temps!!!

Next weekend (August 29th and 30th) WE WANT YOU!! The CCC trail is the most used climbing trail at Devil’s Lake and the DNR is working to get it back up to shape and the Climbers should be the ones to help. WCA and the Access Fund are looking for all the help we can get. To fix up the CCC trail and some erosion spots on the climbers trail under the east bluff. Bring work gloves if you have them. PLEASE SPREAD THIS FAR AND WIDE!! If you know ahead of time your coming please post back so we can plan better. Thanks

fall work day



On May 2nd, 2015 the Wisconsin Climbers Association will be putting on the Wisconsin Climber’s Festival at Devil’s Lake. Here are the basics:
– Registration @ 9:00AM at the Rock Elm Shelter on the North Shore.
– $20 competition fee.
– Climbing from 10:00AM – 3:00PM.
– 3 categories with 15 problems per category. Top 5 will count.
– Walking tour of the West Bluff @12:30PM.
– Bounty Routes with cash prizes.
– Awards @ 4:30PM at Mike and Melissa Lohre’s house.
– Film Festival, live music, bonfire and camping available after awards.
The promo video has a lot of details about the event, including many of the problems that will be included in the comp. This will be an amazing way to find your way around an area that is notoriously tricky to navigate.
Thank you so much to all of our amazing sponsors ORGANIC Climbing Focus Boardshop Boulders Climbing Gym Mike’s Mix Wildside Adventure Sports Mountain Hardwear



Boulder Bash started out as a bunch of friends coming together at Rib mountain to crush some problems and get psyched about climbing!  We are now in our 8th year of the event. Five years ago we moved it to G Dodge and then added a friendly competition for all abilities!! The costs $20 for the solo competition and $60 for the team competition (3 or 4 person teams). All proceeds go towards an organization (WCA) working on a number of important projects and it lets us expand things like the crash pad rental program that was started up last year. It’s always an extremely good time with lots of people and tons of pads. If you’ve never been familiar with Dodge it’s a perfect time to get a tour as well! There will be a tour guide for any kids and beginners who want. Below is a link to the teaser video check it out and come on out next week!


Take a few minutes out of your day and watch this video we put together about the WCA Boulder Bash coming up next Saturday the 27th.


Crash pad rental

wca pad rental

Sorry the last flier had the wrong date on it the 21st is the date. Come out and show your support for midwest climbing and help raise some money to help our friends in Minnesota Save the Sandstone area.

bolt bash 3


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