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DonJohnson  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski, redditors! Tell us about yourselves.

Madison is my favorite city in the Midwest. Great vibes. Also, New Glarus beer, and cheese. When I lived in IL we would make trips into WI to pick up cases. I like your state, sorry for being an ex "FIB".

Are there some good climbing/bouldering gyms in your area? I didn't get into bouldering until I moved to the Pacific Northwest-- didn't even know what it was.


Shenanigans  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is certainly a wonderful city. Lots to do and lots of culture! Next time you're in Madison, you should pick up a pack of beer from Karben4. They'r exclusive to Madison, but they make great stuff. There's jack shit for climbing near me. I'm about an hour south of Madison or Milwaukee which is the only close places to climb. Boulders in Madison and Adventure Rock near Milwaukee would be the two I know, though. I ended up building bouldering wall in my basement so I could get some climbing in. As far as outside stuff, there's Governor Dodge State Park (2.5 hours from me) for bouldering and Devil's Lake State Park (3 hours from me) for sport, top rope, and bouldering. I need to move, lol.

DonJohnson  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've camped at Devil's Lake! Beautiful. Thanks for the beer tip. I'm only back in the IL when I have to be (funerals or weddings) BUT I'll check them out the next time I'm back! My buddy's uncle owns Strictly Discs in Madison. If you're into record shops you may have heard of it? Awesome selection and great staff. Can't remember the pizza joint but it's a stones throw from Strictly Discs and totally worth trying.... excellent wood fired pies :)

What's the name of the bar with the huge fake tree inside???! It's driving me nuts now...

Shenanigans  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Can't say I've heard of it. I'm always down for a good pizza, though. I'll have to look it up.

Are you talking about Paul's Club?

DonJohnson  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Found it.


1805 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

Highly recommended.

Shenanigans  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Damn that looks tasty! It probably doesn't help I haven't eaten dinner yet. Hah!

DonJohnson  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes! Paul's Club. I pregamed there before seeing Jeff Tweedy play the venue (arts center/theatre?) across the street about 5 years ago. Had a lot of fun with the regulars.