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Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin by Mike Farris

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Pretty good guidebook for the popular routes and areas in MN and WI. Easy to read, some history, and local ethics explained.

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Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: chossmonkey, 2006-08-18

Evidently this book was never used before it was rated.

While it does have some good ideas like cliff top photos for TR setup and top access crags like the N. Shore it is FULL of misinformation.

This is known as "The Book of Lies". The Devils Lake section has huge mistakes in the cliff face topos. The N. Shore info has many mistakes as well.

It's hard to say if these are the authors fault of just bad publishing by Falcon. I do know the author didn't bother to contact many if any of the First Ascentionists or people who have actually done many of the routes where the gross errors occur.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: wildtrail, 2004-03-20

Probably the best climber's guidebook for Devil's Lake State Park. Route descriptions are thorough and accurate, drawings are detailed, and pictures are crisp and clean. All of this makes finding specific areas and routes much, much easier. The book does not cover every route, but it is the most comprehensive guide you'll find on the more popular climbs.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: drrock, 2003-12-16

No complaints about this book. Every climber should get it. Sure, it might not have all climbs and all areas, but it is really a Best Of book. Nice route descriptions and easily able to find the routes based on the descriptions.

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