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Horse Rampart is located southeast of the electric fence above a large talus field. The area contains a plethora of moderate routes including the challenging Roger's Roof (5.8). The routes here are fairly long and the area at the base of the climbs is very comfortable. Any moderate climber should be able to find a climb that suits them from the 20 or so moderate climbs found here. There are also a handful of more challenging climbs here, including Between the Sheets (5.12c) and Ptolemy (5.11a).
To find the Horse Rampart walk north on the railroad tracks from the South Shore parking lot until you get to the electric fence. Duck under the fence and walk up along the Birthday Rocks wall. Go south and east around the Caesarian Tower at the southeast end of the Birthday Rocks and head up the bluff and slightly right along the climber's trail (the more direct and treacherous route is to scramble up the talus slope south of the electric fence). About 200 feet up the bluff you will see the southeast end of the 200 ft long Horse Rampart wall. The majority of the climbs are located near the middle of the wall. The wall terminates at Teetering Tower, a narrow 40 ft tower that leans in towards the wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Horse Rampart:
The Horse 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, TR
Via Apia 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Mother Smucker's Jam 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR
Roger's Roof 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR
Debauchery 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c TR
Mung 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 70'
Plethora 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad
Woger's Woof Wightside 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a TR
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Debauchery 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Horse Rampart
Debauchery (n): Extreme indulgence in sensuality (orgy). Sounds like the guys that named these climbs spent too much time climbing.To climb Debauchery use the corner to make your way up to the ledge at 25 feet. Climb above ledge on ledges and into a curved dihedral. Climb dihedral to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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