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Prospect Point Rampart Rock Climbing 

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Prospect Point Rampart contains some of the best climbing, and longest climbs, at the Lake. The area begins with a short cliff near Prospect Point Pinnacle and ends just north of the Lost Face. The area also contains Dark Wall, a shorter cliff band below the main cliff.

Access to the base of the cliff in this area can be gained by either rappelling down or taking the climbers trail just south of Prospect Point Pinnacle. If you use the climbers trail to access anything north of Big Toe, stay below the Dark Wall cliff band when walking north or you'll run into a 20' drop.

Getting There 

To find Prospect Point Rampart hike along the West Bluff Trail from either the north or south. The Lost Face section of the Rampart is located just north of the junction of the West Bluff Trail and the Park Service Road (a gravel road that comes in from South Shore Rd). Great Chimney is just south of this junction, and Prospect Point Pinnacle is about 75 yards south of the junction.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

48 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Prospect Point Rampart

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Prospect Point Rampart:
Lost Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   Lost Face Area
Stuck Knee   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Big Toe to Great Chimney
Hot Beef Injection   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Great Chimney Area
Lost in the Woods (Unnamed Route 5.7)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   Lost Face Area
Lost Face Finger Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Lost Face Area
Noah Vail   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Lost Face Area
The Bastard Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Chimney Area
Lost Face Overhangs I & II   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Lost Face Area
Cracker Jack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Chimney Area
Grand Illusion   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Big Toe to Great Chimney
Perverted Inspiration   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, TR   Great Chimney Area
Whipping Boy   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Great Chimney Area
Ibex   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Lost Face Area
Wild West Homo   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Chimney Area
Coup d'Etat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR   Great Chimney Area
Son Of Great Chimney   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Great Chimney Area
Pale Rider   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 40'   Great Chimney Area
Son of Great Chimney Direct   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   Great Chimney Area
The Good, the Bad, and the Jacked   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Chimney Area
Match the Snatch   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Great Chimney Area
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Featured Route For Prospect Point Rampart
Rock Climbing Photo: A shot looking at the top of The Bastard.

The Bastard Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Great Chimney Area
This is the obvious long and tall splitter chimney on the backside of the "Coup D' Etat" formation. Starts off as tight ( really tight) squeeze chimney and eventually flares into a nice width. Long clean cracks like this perfect for practicing technique aren't very common at the lake. Get on this!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Prospect Point Rampart Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping on Stuck Knee.
Clipping on Stuck Knee.
Rock Climbing Photo: The West Rampart.  See the hiker on top in the mid...
BETA PHOTO: The West Rampart. See the hiker on top in the mid...

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By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Sep 17, 2011
Impressive series of onsight leads today by Greg Novak, Roch local who moved to Flag. Lost Face, Whipping Boy, Coup D'Etat, and Son of Great Chimney. Nicely done Greg. Great to see another doc out there crankin. Pete C would be proud.

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