The Devil’s Lake Century Climbing Challenge began as a year-long fundraising event in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Devil’s Lake State Park. Despite a late start, the event was highly successful, raising $500 for the Friends of Devil’s Lake. Encouraged by this success, we decided to make it an annual event. In 2012, we doubled participation as well the donation raised for the Friends, and we expect to continue increasing our contribution in 2013.
The first goal of the Century Challenge is to raise awareness of conservation projects in the Park and money for The Friends of Devil’s Lake. This money will be used to help maintain and improve a place we all enjoy spending time at. The second goal of this event is to promote climbing and reduce overcrowding at Devil’s Lake by challenging participants to climb 100 unique routes at Devil’s Lake in 2013.