Join the WCA board for our annual meeting extravaganza! We will have a business meeting to update the community about what the WCA does, why it exists, share our budget, and tell you about what the next year will bring us. Join us for light refreshments and stay to climb with your fellow members. Location, TBD. Reduced climbing passes, likely, but TBD. Fun, you bet!
Come on out for the longest running outdoor comp in the Midwest! Boulder Bash is back for its 11th year. With team and individual categories there is something for all levels of climbing.
New this year we are also doing a youth teams category so tell your local gym or climbing club to form a team and come camp out and climb!
Registration, rules and results:
Will all take place at Group Camp B
Registration from 8:30-9:30
Rules from 9:45-10:00
Climbing from 10:00-4:00
Prizes and raffle once scores are calculated
Limited this year to 140 competitors and 90 campers
Group Campsite A will be a alcohol free campsite.
Categories are $30 a person and $10 for camping.
-Men's Recreational V0-2, Intermediate V3-5, Advanced 6+ Climb the 5 hardest problems you can.
-Women's Recreational V0-3, Advanced V4+ Climb the 5 hardest problems you can.
-Team (3 or 4 climbers) climb as many climbs as you can each problem can only be climbed by up to to for the members.
-Youth Team (3 or 4 climbers) Age 17 and under. climb as many climbs as you can each problem can only be climbed by up to to for the members. *One member of the team can be over 18 so get you coach or parent out there with you.
Gibralter Rock has long been a party spot for the local kids, and it is often littered with trash and has long been marred by graffiti (esp. "the Party Hole"). Climbers have periodically cleaned up. With the recent explosion of graffiti at the top of the bluff, it is time to show this place a little love again.
Gibralter Rock is a State Natural Area and a unit of the Ice Age Trail. Although climbing is not currently allowed here, it was climbed from the 1960s through the early 1990s. We are actively advocating that's its closed status be reevaluated, and the WDNR has recently taken a small step in this direction.
When: Saturday, 25 August, two shifts: 9am to noon, or 1 to 4pm. You are welcome to help on both shifts.
Where: Gibralter Rock State Natural Area (https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=73). Meet at the east parking lot off County V (the lot that is downhill from the road).
Bring: lunch, water, older work clothes. Climbing gear if you plan to go to Devils Lake after. We will provide gloves, eye protection, trash bags, Elephant Snot and other graffiti removing material.
Owens Rock is one of those neglected places: a roadside rock in the Central Sands, at the edge of Leola Marsh State Wildlife Area. Help us clean up the mess people have made of this place.
(Near Necedah, Hillbilly Hollow, Rabbit Rock, and Shiprock. See MountainProject for climbing info and a map.)
The Wisconsin Climbers Association presents The Devil's Lake Bouldering Competition and The Altay Classic Trad Climbing Challenge.
Devil's Lake Bouldering Comp
Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced categories. See the image on the announcement for a route list.
Altay Classic Trad Challenge
East Bluff from Railroad Amphitheater to East Rampart
Routes and grades will be based on Olle Swartling’s guidebook (3rd edition), and Jay Knower's Devil's Lake: A Climbing Guide, whichever has the higher rating. All the routes listed in the guidebooks are considered "in".
The 10 and 15 route challenges are team challenges. Those teams that complete either number of routes will earn glory and a prize.
You will be provided with a score sheet at the pre-comp meeting.
- less than 5.2 not scored
- 5.2-5.3 5 points
- 5.4-5.5 10 points
- 5.6-5.7 20 points
- 5.8 30 points
- 5.9 40 points
- 5.10 50 points
- 5.11 and up 60 points
Points are for leader and second’s clean ascent - if either one falls, no points. In the event of a fall by either the leader or second you can lower to ground and start over, leaving gear in if leading, but you must pull the rope. One lead per climb per team for points.
Men's and women's catagories, and winner takes all format.
NO SOLOING, this is a lead comp, be safe and place gear early and often!
No stashing food and water, you must carry all your gear with you to the crag.
Starting and ending at the Rock Elm Shelter.
See you out there!