Project Description

Devil’s Lake Rock Climbing


About this Trip

The West Bluffs tower high above Devils Lake State Park located near Baraboo, Wisconsin. Devils Lake Rock Climbing is unlike any other trip in the Northpoint Adventures series, as it offers participants a full day of professionally guided rock climbing on features such as Porkchop Buttress, Split Tower, and Double Chimney. Climbing at Devils Lake is some of the best in the Midwest, and when you add great food, your best friends, adrenaline-inducing heights, and stunning views from the top into the mix, it makes an especially memorable three-day experience. The focus of the trip is the full day of climbing, flanked on each side by a 1/2 day of travel to southern Wisconsin and car-camping “frontcountry” overnights at Devils Lake State Park. Included in the adventure are swimming in the lake itself, fun campfires and s’mores, and the rolling landscapes of southern Wisconsin.


Devils Lake Rock Climbing is professionally guided and facilitated by Apex Adventure Alliance, LLC of Madison, Wisconsin who provides all instruction, safety briefing, helmets, climbing shoes, harnesses, ropes, and other essential gear. Experienced Northpoint Adventures trip leaders, certified in 1st Aid/CPR and Lifeguarding accompany the group and facilitate an outstanding “frontcountry” experience. The trip teaches Leave No Trace ethics, good personal and group conduct in public places and when working with professional guides, the importance of listening to instruction, encouragement of fellow trippers, and pushes participants out of their comfort zones – especially if one has nerves about heights. No climbing experience is necessary, as guides recommend and facilitate climbs suitable to all abilities.

  • July 12th through July 14th, 2024

  • Included in tuition for Full Summer Camp Nicolet campers

  • Recommended for Participants ages 12+

  • Introductory & Intermediate level rock climbing experience – 3 days



Trip Length

3 Days

Who’s Coming?

July 12th through July 14th, 2024


  • All Full Summer – 7 Week Camp Nicolet campers

Trip Leaders:

  • To Be Announced

Packing List

The following items are necessary for a safe and comfortable Devils Lake Rock Climbing experience. If you have questions, please e-mail Northpoint Adventures.

-2 pair Synthetic Socks – anything other than cotton works, Smartwool brand lite hikers are best
-1 pair Nylon Athletic Shorts
-1 pair breathable Hiking Pants, or one pair Athletic Pants as a substitute works well
-1 short-sleeve Polypropylene Hiking Shirt – no cotton, please
-1 long-sleeve Polypropylene Hiking Shirt – no cotton, please
-1 Polar Fleece Top – not cotton, NO sweatshirts
-1 pair Rain Pants
-1 Rain Jacket – no ponchos, please – Nylon Raingear recommended
-1 T-Shirt for sleeping
-1 pair lightweight Pajama Pants
-1 pair Socks for sleeping
-2 pair Underwear
-Sports Bras as necessary
-1 Swimsuit
– 1 Baseball Cap, Visor, or Bandana

-1 pair of Tennis Shoes or Climing Shoes (Make sure you have other shoes if you bring climbing shoes)
– 1 pair of Sandals you can strap to your feet (Chacos, Tevas, etc.)

EXTRAS (but still important…)
– 1 Chapstick or Blistex
– Toothbrush & Toothpaste
– 1 Headlamp – important to have your own
– Camera*
– Bug Spray – preferably Black Fly Formula
– Sunscreen
– Sunglasses
-1 package of Wet Ones or similar hand wipes
-1 small Towel or “Pack Towel”
-1 small Sleeping Bag
-2 Nalgene-brand Water Bottles (wide-mouth, one-quart size. MUST be Nalgene-brand to work with our water purifiers.)
– 1 Crazy Creek Chair or Sleeping Pad – not both, space is limited*

*denotes optional item

Northpoint Adventures will supply tents, food, and eating/cooking equipment – and the rest of the gear for the trip.


This mini-gallery is from our past trips! Additional photos are found on our Facebook Page.


Check out Devils Lake State Park and the surrounding area!

Devil's Lake Trip Map