The Best Midwestern Bouldering: Governor Dodge State Park, Wisconsin

I live in Minneapolis and have begun to take up rock climbing. Where do you think are the best places to go bouldering in the Midwest?

Jun 19, 2012
Outside Magazine

Governor Dodge State Park    Photo:Wonder Al


Dodgeville, about 45 minutes west of Madison, is best known for being the home of the Lands End clothing company's headquarters. But among climbers, it’s more famous for the collection of giant sandstone boulders within in the broad, 5,000-acre Governor Dodge State Park, which encircles two small lakes deposited at the bottom of a shallow valley. The area behind the Group B campsite on the northern end is the most densely packed with problems, but there are boulders scattered throughout the park, if you're willing to look.

LUNCH: Grab a burger and a plate of deep-fried local Wisconsin cheese curds at Sam and Maddies.

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