by Jay Knower
308 pp, color.
Includes Devil's Lake, Necedah, and Hillbilly Hollow!
Devil's Lake State Park is the Midwest's premier rock climbing area; it's been called the best place in the country to learn to climb. Located just northwest of Madison, it is the closest major crag for countless Midwest climbers, from Chicago to the Twin Cities, and also features great hiking, swimming, and camping. The unique quartzite is a wonder of nature, notable for its vibrant purple color and made-to-climb texture. From ladder-like beginner's romps, to strenuous crack leads, to desperate glassy faces, you'll find something perfect at the Lake.