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Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake - Book

This new edition of the Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake by Sven Olof Swartling is your guide to the fractures, cracks, ledges, slabs, chimneys, and other rock formations of Devil's Lake State Park, the most popular climbing spot in the Midwest. This Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake book is a comprehensive guide to rock climbing in Devil’s Lake State Park near Baraboo, Wisconsin. It describes more than 1600 climbs and encourages exploration of new routes to decrease the overuse of the most popular areas.

Major changes in the new edition include revisions of the hiking trail descriptions, the climbing safety and ethics sections, and the rating system, which has been changed from the National Climbing Classification System to the Yosemite Decimal System. A new chart compares these two systems to others. This edition is useful to climbers of all abilities and preferences, and the book's excellent organization, along with fifty-nine new and revised diagrams, eleven maps, and twenty-two photographs, enable both novices and experts to locate challenging routes easily.

Author Sven Olof Swartling draws on his own forty years of climbing experience at Devil's Lake and elsewhere, comments from other climbers, and information from out-of-print guidebooks to improve this edition. Patricia K. Armstrong contributes geologic and natural history information about the Baraboo Hills.

Author Sven Olof Swartling. Second Edition. Includes 22 halftones and 68 diagrams. 256 pages. 4 ¾ in. x 8 in. paperback book.

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