Jake McCrary

Flying to top rope climbing at Devil's Lake

This was really neat. Three of us flew from a suburb of Chicago to the Baraboo airport airport near Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin.

Flying to Devil's Lake

We set up a top rope over the climb The Rack. We then climbed up whatever variations we could to get to the top. The photo below is of the time I stayed more on the face and continued up near the arete higher up and to the left instead of following the crack (you can see the chalked up crack to the left of my helmet).

Jake climbing The Rack

This trip was a ton of fun. We didn’t climb for that long but the entire experience was amazing.

Despite having lived in Chicago for my entire climbing career, this was my first time at Devil’s Lake.