Climbers Outing: Devil's Lake (public)
Join the Chicago Mountaineering Club for a public rock-climbing outing, open to all but limited to 30 non-members. Camp at our private property just outside Devil’s Lake State Park available to anyone climbing with the club; only $20/person for the whole weekend. Most people arrive Friday evening for the campfire, but some do come up early Saturday - please arrive by 8:30am for the Morning Meeting. We will climb both Saturday and Sunday. You only need shoes and a harness!
Saturday July 9, 2022
through Sunday July 10, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
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NOTE: CMC may cancel public outings and refund all paying registrants no later than 1 week before the scheduled event if we are not able to confirm Rope Leaders will be present. Please make sure to check your email before leaving, if an outing is cancelled the campground will be closed to the public for that weekend.
These outings are open to all. Our private campground, just outside Devil’s Lake State Park, is available to anyone climbing with the club and costs only $20/person for the whole weekend. Most people arrive on Friday evening for the campfire, but some do come up early Saturday - please arrive by 8:30am for the Morning Meeting.
A typical CMC outing at Devil’s Lake is a gathering of both members and non-members. Everyone meets at the campsite at 9am for the morning meeting, which covers the inherent risks of outdoor climbing, and any other club announcements. This is followed by an introduction of the Rope Leaders, and where the day’s climbing parties will be headed. Everyone will then drive over to the parking lot nearest to the climb and hike up to the bluffs. Multiple top-ropes are usually fixed based on the number of people climbing. There are no bolted routes at Devil’s Lake. Rope Leaders will review all top-rope anchors. And then the climbing begins! It is not unusual to have 6-10 ropes setup for each party.
A followup email will be sent to registrants explaining the campground and outing in more detail.
*** If you are applying to become a member of the CMC, try to remember the dates of the outings you attend and the names of the Rope Leaders you climb with (only one per day or weekend is fine). We keep track too but if you have it the application is quicker and easier to complete. ***