Midwest Represent!!

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

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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.

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The weather was perfect, lots of problems were sent, and everyone 
had a great time! It was another successful year at Boulder Bash. 
Thanks to everyone who came out to participate and show support. 
The energy and enthusiasm that everyone brings is what makes this 
event fun. It was awesome to see the Boulder's Climbing Team so 
well represented. We had some first time outdoor climbers and some 
people who had never climbed at Governor Dodge before. Hopefully for 
them, with all the pads and good spotting, this was a good introduction 
to outdoor climbing at Governor Dodge. And for those more familiar the 
"the Dodge" the comp's "climb til you drop" format provided a new 

Since some people wanted their score cards we were not 100% on the Men's 
Beginner places. If you know hit us up and we will make the change. 

Mens Advanced

  1. Peter Bonamici 58 problems 176 points
  2. Chris Esser 42 problems 132 points
  3. Camden Clement 36 problems 103 points

Mens Intermediate.

  1. Skyler Frickelton 16 problems 49 points
  2. Ryan Strong
  3. Mike Draper 19 problems 41 points

Mens Beginner

  1. Jason Ledden 24 problems 33 points
  2. Howard Silvestre 15 problems 22 points
  3. Dallas White 13 problems 20 points

Womens Advanced

  1. Laura Tully-Gustafson 20 problems 39 points
  2. Minda Silvestre 17 problems 30 points

Womens Beginner

  1. Merryn Venugopal 16 problems 30 points
  2. Annie Hughes 14 problems 18 points
  3. Betsy Hathaway 6 problems 6 points
  4. Kelly Hathaway, Natalie Ring, Isabelle Bartholomen 5 problems 5 points
A special thanks to our volunteers and sponsors, 
who help make this event possible.

We hope to see everyone again next year!

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