Devils Lake

Alison and I are anxious to go back to Devils Lake. And we're not the only ones. The group sites are going fast. G1 is booked through to August 2014 already. So I figured I better jump in and grab a couple of sites for us. We have sites G2 and G3. Enough for 40 occupants.

Update 04/21/2014: I see that the waiting list is growing. For those on the waiting list, you are welcome to come and join us on this trip and climb; however, you'll have to make camping arrangements for yourself.  Because you're not sharing the camping sites with the rest of us, you will not be charged a fee.

For those that signed up and are camping in the sites I've reserved, you will be charged $10/per person for the entire trip. Please bring cash. This fee covers camping and firewoods. If you signed up and don't show up, you are still expected to pay. If you know that you can't make it please change your rsvp so other people who wants to go can get on the list. 

WI DNR park entrance fee is $10 a day per vehicle and $35 annually (until December 31, 2014).

Saturday night is usually potluck night so bring something to share. 

  

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  • Tab Y.

    Summer, thanks for being our photographer for the weekend and thank you for taking the group picture. Can't wait to see your pictures.

    June 2

  • Tab Y.

    Thank you so much for spending the weekend with Alison and I and everyone else. I hope you enjoyed the trip as much as I did. Many thanks to you all for getting the potluck rolling. The food was delicious. Here's a few questions for you to think about and share your feedback. I would like to be a better host, to provide an experience that is worth your time and money and efforts. So what went well for you? What didn't? What do you think I could do different;y next time? Any other suggestions and thoughts? Please share. I want everyone to have an enjoyable time. Also thank you, Ben, for showing us around on Saturday. Please come again.

    June 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thx for a fabulous weekend! A special thx to those tireless folks involved in planning and setting up routes for all of us!

    1 · June 2

  • Summer

    Thanks for all the climbs! I got 3 in on Friday and 7 on Saturday.

    1 · June 1

  • Mike

    I have a copy of the devil's lake guidebook. I would recommend some other folks pick one up if possible. The MN & WI Guide has only a small fraction of the routes at the lake. My plan is to depart the metro on Thursday night and stay a night in a hotel beforehand. I'll be climbing all day Friday. If others are showing up early and want to get in touch w/ me my mobile number is[masked]

    May 28

    • Mike

      @Erik and Summer - I hope to still be climbing around then. Try giving me a call or a text. Service is spotty there so I'll try to post where we're climbing to meetup as well.

      1 · May 29

    • Kyle R.

      Mike, let me know where you end up. I'm leaving for DL shortly.

      May 30

  • Kyle R.

    Leaving for DL shortly. I'll be climbing when I get there! My number is[masked] if you'll be there today and want to climb... I have everything to toprope (probably[masked]s) or lead (probably 5.6 or lower).

    May 30

  • Claudia G.

    Wish I could come, I'm moving to a new apartment next Tuesday and I have to pack this weekend! Have fun everyone!

    1 · May 29

  • alison y.

    we got Friday and Saturday anyway...

    Friday - Sunny skies. High around 80F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

    Friday Night - Clear. Low 54F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

    Saturday - Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 81F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

    Saturday Night - Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 63F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

    Sunday - Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 81F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

    1 · May 29

  • Jeff

    Hi All, Looking to find out if anyone would have room for me to carpool with this weekend. I can leave anytime after 3pm on Friday, and will probably be leaving from Roseville.

    May 29

    • Tab Y.

      Check with Alison, she's leaving the city around 1pm, maybe she can wait for you.

      May 29

  • Summer

    Just bought a rope and 3 locking biners.

    1 · May 28

  • Ellen

    I'm really bummed, I have to cancel too.

    May 26

    • Tab Y.

      Ellen, remember to cancel your rsvp.

      May 27

  • Tab Y.

    I want to take that group photo during this trip but I don't really know how to operate my DSLR camera. Is there a volunteer or two out there who wants to be our photographer? Do you have a camera? Should I bring mine? I really don't want to bring mine cuz it is heavy and I'd have bring the manual with it too and I don't really feel like reading my camera operator's manual on a climbing trip. If you know how to use your camera and enjoys taking pictures, please bring your camera and be our photographer. Please!

    May 26

    • Summer

      I can bring mine with a tripod and a timer.

      May 26

    • Tab Y.

      Thanks Summer!

      May 27

  • Tab Y.

    I'm heading to DL early on Friday. If time permits, I will try to put up the tarp in case it rains (as of right now, it's a 10% chance of rain) and put up our meetup sign near our sites. If this is your first meetup, when you get there, you're welcome to setup your tent anywhere in either sites. You don't have to wait for me. I'm putting this out to the group and see what everyone thinks: If everyone shows up, that's forty of us. I was thinking that we could split into smaller groups and spread out that way we don't monopolize the crag. I'm open to suggestions. Hope to see each and everyone of you. And remember to bring a dish to share. I'm as excited for the potluck as I am about climbing. See you all soon.

    2 · May 26

    • Hervé

      Looking forward to Devil's Lake. I'll probably get there late on Friday. What are the site numbers?

      May 27

    • Tab Y.

      sites G2 and G3

      May 27

  • Steve

    If planning this far ahead works for people, it would be cool if we could plan an even bigger trip (to a farther away destination and maybe over a 3 day weekend or a spring break type thing)

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • Steve

      Anyone interested in SD or Devil's Tower over the next month or two?

      1 · May 15, 2014

    • Summer

      I just got back from Rushmore and Needles. You'll need to bring some trad gear and two ropes for most of the routes. The second rope is for the rappel. The leader or the follower ties it to their harness and it gets tied to the other rope at the summit.

      May 26

  • Jake

    Hey, everyone— I've been just looking over our calendar for the weekend, and it's turning uglier and uglier. We're happy to contribute to the campsite, I've no longer got any idea when we'd make it down.

    So, the question— is there still a waiting list going? If so, we're happy to give up our spots to someone who'll really have the chance to enjoy the entire weekend.

    May 25, 2014

    • Tab Y.

      Right now there is no one waiting on the waiting list. But do change your RSVP which you did, if you know you can't make it so that others can jump on it.

      May 26

  • Benjamin J.

    hey ya'll I have to back out. someone can take my place. Climb on friends, Climb on... :-)

    May 23, 2014

  • Ellen

    I am on the wait list, wondering if with the cancels where I am on the list?

    1 · May 21, 2014

    • sean

      The system bumps people up automatically as people drop off. Notice the wait list used to be 10+, now it's 2.

      1 · May 22, 2014

    • sean

      Looks like you were already one of the people bumped up from wait list.

      May 22, 2014

  • Grant V.

    Hey Everybody! Also changing my RSVP to no longer going.

    Enjoy and post pictures please!

    May 21, 2014

  • alison y.

    gang, changing my number to one (hubby has a work project) clears the way for one more climber!

    May 21, 2014

  • Eva

    I've changed my rsvp so as to cede my spot to someone else because some things have come up (as things tend to do) and I shall not be able to go after all.

    1 · May 21, 2014

    • alison y.

      will miss you but thanks for your thoughtfulness! climb on next time

      May 21, 2014

  • Jeff W

    Anyone need extra training before the trip? I have a brand new Metolius Project Board for sale $30 or B/O (retails for $55). How bout luxury accomodations in Devils Lake for a budget price? Eureka Timberline 2-3man tent like new $75 or B/O? MUST SELL.

    May 13, 2014

  • sean

    Know what would look cool at Devil's Lake? A sea of Meetup climbers in our 2014 TCRC Meetup shirt. Order yours here: www.teespring.com/tcrcmeetup

    2 · May 12, 2014

  • Benjamin J.

    Ok, im gonna come :-)
    I look foreward to meeting you all :-)
    can I carpool with anyone? or does anyone want to carpool with me? I have a ford freestar minivan. lots of space. I live in the phillips neighborhood, 26th st and 16th aveS. contact me if you have open space in your car, or if theres a group of 4 people who wanna pitch on on gas and take my van. Also, this will be my first road trip with this group, do I need any more gear than just my harness, belay device, shoes and chalk, ?(plus camping stuff)

    holla back !
    peace

    March 19, 2014

    • Deb

      I'd be interested in carpooling with ya. Let's get a group. I live by Nokomis.

      April 27, 2014

    • alison y.

      YAY! Summer is coming!

      May 7, 2014

  • Brett M.

    I did not realize this is the last weekend before my daughter leaves for the country for a month so I will not be able to make this trip.

    May 1, 2014

    • Ben

      Aw, that's too bad. I was hoping to climb with you out there. Let me know if you're planning a trip out there any time this year.

      May 5, 2014

  • sean

    Tab - I'd like to give you the Meetup banner for this trip. Will you all do a group photo with it?

    1 · April 21, 2014

    • Tab Y.

      Yes. I'll pick it up from you at the TCRC social event on May 3rd.

      April 21, 2014

  • Amada M.

    My boyfriend and I are going to Devil's Lake to camp and climb this same, Memorial Day Weekend, but with Vertical Endeavors. Is anyone here interested in going along with that trip? We need a minimum of 10 people. We'd like to get some expert climbing advice as we are planning to climb Mt. Rainier next summer. Excited!!

    April 21, 2014

    • sean

      Amanda - I suggest going to the front page of the Meetup site and using "Suggest a Meetup". Fill out the event page with all the details of the VEGA trip and submit it. I'll get notified and can publish it to the whole group. I wouldn't be surprised if you could fill your trip that way. Good luck!

      April 21, 2014

    • Amada M.

      cool, thanks! I'll do just that! :)

      April 21, 2014

  • Eva

    That's planning ahead all right! I've not been to Devil's Lake, so saying yes though I can't yet know what else may pop onto the calendar in late May.

    1 · October 7, 2013

    • Tan

      Hey Tab, Devil's trip seems more likely each day waiting for my family to decide on our reunion! :)

      1 · March 4, 2014

    • Tan

      You snooze; you lose! :) My family finally decided to have our reunion near July 4th and the DL wait list is long! I'll settle for Palisade instead. Have fun, folks.

      April 14, 2014

  • AmyC

    I'm looking forward to coming! I have been meaning to make it on this trip for a couple years now!

    March 23, 2014

  • Ben

    I'm glad you were able to secure some sites. It's probably because it's stayed cold longer that they haven't all been nabbed. If the weather is good that weekend, it will be very crowded at the most popular areas. But I can guide people to some secluded gems of crags. Hopefully there will be some people along who want to check out some obscure classics on trad lead and/or toprope. It will be great to see everyone again!

    2 · March 17, 2014

    • Tab Y.

      Ben, I'm counting on you now. See you then,

      March 17, 2014

    • Ben

      Sounds good. I will see if I can get some of the Milwaukee contingent out there, too. If the group sites get full, I can stay at the CMC grounds.

      March 18, 2014

  • Andy M.

    Looking forward to it!!

    February 16, 2014

  • Jen

    I have a wedding in Milwaukee that Saturday, but I'll be able to join for Friday and possibly for part of Sunday.

    October 7, 2013

  • Chue Y.

    Awesome Tab ans Alison! Can't wait!

    1 · October 7, 2013

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