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West Bluff - Great Tower (Mid-bluff)

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West Bluff - Great Tower (Mid-bluff) Rock Climbing 

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The Majestic WEST BLUFF


The MidBluff area on the West Bluff contains the fine formations of "The Blade" and the Prospect Point Towers. The area is secluded and sees no crowding in spite of the fine routes found here.

Getting There 

To access the MidBluff area follow the Tumbled Rocks Trail north past the cabins. Walk north to the start of the first exposed boulder field. On the south end of this boulder field there is a trail through the trees. Hike up this trail until you reach Prospect Point Towers.To reach The Blade continue hiking up the bluff over boulders on the south side of the Prospect Point Towers formation. After about 150 feet you will encounter The Blade.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Bluff - Great Tower (Mid-bluff)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Bluff - Great Tower (Mid-bluff):
The Great Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   Great Tower
Garden Path   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 70'   Great Tower
Track Cracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 30'   Picnic Wall
Sun Top   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sun-top Tower
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Steak Sauce 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Great Tower
A classic and fabled "woof pwoblem" that probably gives no favors to shorter or taller climbers. The free climbing of this former aid route was unlocked by local legend Pete C. on TR a long time ago... The first bold leads of the line came from influential DLFAers Rich B. and Steve S.Start at a seam below the obvious roof with a crack running through it. Thin moves will take you to a small bulge and a large hollow flake. The thing is pretty solid though, and on le...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By Doug Hemken
May 4, 2009
Most people I know just refer to this as the "Great Tower" area (plus "The Blade").
By Tradoholic
Aug 23, 2011
Agreed Doug, I confused the hell out of myself trying to match it all up to the book. We also need to do some sorting of routes in areas so it makes some more sense. I think it's fair to call it "Mid-Bluff" but splitting it up into the walls Sven names them is probably a good idea. Admin?

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