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East Bluff 07 - Railroad Tracks

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7.1.1 - Railroad Amphitheater 
7.1.2 - Waterfall Wall 
7.1.3 - The Turret 
7.2.1 - Birthday Rocks 
7.2.2 - The Dick 
7.2.3 - Lothar's Ledges 
7.3 - Horse Rampart 

East Bluff 07 - Railroad Tracks Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: The Railroad Tracks Area from the West Bluff


This area, located above the railroad tracks on the East shore of the lake includes Waterfall Wall, Railroad Ampitheater, Lumby Ridge, Birthday Rocks, Horse Rampart, Lothar's Ledges, and Squirrel's Nest Tower. The area is perhaps the most easily accessed group of rocks at the lake. Notable climbs include Pine Tree Step-Across, Birthday Crack, and Roger's Roof.

Getting There 

A map of the approaches

To get to the rocks above the railroad tracks, park at the north end of the South Shore parking lot. Head north towards the railroad tracks via a paved walkway. Once you get to the tracks follow them north along the east shore of the lake. After 5-10 minutes of walking you will see a large electric fence (more of a net) to your right. Railroad Ampitheater is approximately 150 feet past the end of this fence, while Birthday rocks is directly above the fence. Horse Rampart is a little higher up the bluff toward the southeast from Birthday Rocks. Lothar's Ledges are straight up the talus slope from the south end of the electric fence, and Squirrel's Nest Tower is directly south of Horse Rampart.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

80 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Bluff 07 - Railroad Tracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Bluff 07 - Railroad Tracks:
The Horse   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Birthday Chimney   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   7.2.1 - Birthday Rocks
Pine Tree Dihedral   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR   7.1.1 - Railroad Amphitheat...
The Pillar   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   7.1.1 - Railroad Amphitheat...
Pine Tree Step-Across   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, TR   7.1.1 - Railroad Amphitheat...
Primak's Surprise   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Pullman Car   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Snedegar's Nose   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   7.1.1 - Railroad Amphitheat...
Birthday Crack   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   7.2.1 - Birthday Rocks
Caesarian Tower   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   7.2.1 - Birthday Rocks
Lechery   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Mother Smucker's Jam   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Debauchery   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Roger's Roof   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Mung   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 70'   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Plethora   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Great White Hope   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR   7.2.1 - Birthday Rocks
Cop-Out   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR   7.1.1 - Railroad Amphitheat...
Woger's Woof Wightside   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR   7.3 - Horse Rampart
Caesarian West Face   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     TR   7.2.1 - Birthday Rocks
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Rock Climbing Photo: Henning Boldt flashing Mung. September '08.

Mung 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : 7.3 - Horse Rampart
Tricky and overhanging crack followed by jugs higher up. The crux is avoiding pumping out at the right facing corner below the small roof but it's far from over after that. Skinny fingers come in handy. Fun route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By Nat Blaz
Apr 6, 2002
A classic climb for beginners at Devil's Lake!
By Craig Le May
Jan 23, 2003
The Amphitheater is definitely a must if you are looking for a good Climb, when I was climbing this was the spot. It was an excellant spot to climb when the park was busy, no one went there to much, most climbers were enthralled with the bigger walls. Just above the amphitheater My old climbing partner Paul Nowak and I found a couple of Good 5.7,5.8 climbs and Bouldering areas. One we named Shooting the Moon, and rated it about a 5.7, not to hard, but a lot of nice micros and cracker ledges. This may already may have a name, we never found it in the booklet though. I would be interested to hear if anyone else discovered this treasure.

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