Our Mission

The Wisconsin Climbers Association mission is to serve as a voice for Wisconsin climbers. The WCA fosters connections within the climbing community, and addresses access issues while promoting stewardship of the land. 


Who are we?

First and foremost, we are advocates for Wisconsin climbing. Our collective voice is what makes change. Take a moment to learn about the board members who help work directly with the parks and legislature to represent climbers in the state of Wisconsin.


Andrea Fellenz

Andrea Fellenz is far and away the most focused board member out of the group and does her best to keep us on track when we inevitably roll off into a tangent about which beer is better than the other.  Additionally she’s an absolute machine on a bike and an incredibly strong boulderer.  Be kind to her as she’s the one that controls your scorecard during our comps!


John Dobbe

John Dobbe is the originator of the WCA and the mind behind the original Boulder Bash.  He’s an exceptionally motivated individual and has a love affair with good pastries.  Somehow he manages to still crush at the boulders and we can confidently say he’s done Highly Executed more than anyone else!  Saying he has it wired would be an understatement.


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JoN Jugenheimer

Jon is most stoked climbing at Devil’s Lake state park than anywhere else in Wisconsin.  He also enjoys time driving the country side looking for new rock to climb and seeking out landowners permission to do so.  You can find him most spring and fall weekends at the Lake, otherwise he heads to ice climbing destinations and alpine venues out west in the winter and summer months respectively.  You can reach out to Jon with any bolting questions, or if you found a piece of rock on private property and would like help making contact with the landowner.

Jill Griffis

Jill Griffis is a co-owner of a local guide company, Apex Adventure Alliance.  Jill enjoys exploring all the lake has to offer and working to spread knowledge of local ethics, helping on trail crews, and educating new and experience climbers.  She feels it is important to educate others to be stewards of the land.  Jill loves the fuzzy feeling you get while cragging with your friends and chilling hard after. 




Doug has been climbing since 1975, and volunteering for about as long. In addition to the WCA, he is active in the Friends of Devil’s Lake and the Chicago Mountaineering Club. As a little kid, he aspired to be a garbage man … and now he is living the dream, picking up trash in parks! He also gets a lot of satisfaction from graffiti removal, too.


Adam Remus

Adam “Remo” Remus is far and away the most psyched person that any of us have ever met and has been instrumental in the development of bouldering at both Governor Dodge and Devil’s Lake.  Additionally he’s an accomplished sport and trad climber with big ticks on the single pitch and alpine realms.

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