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West Bluff - West Rampart Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Similar in appearance and size to its counterpart on the East Bluff (The East Rampart area), the West Rampart area is the obvious cliff band along the top of the West Bluff. The area contains the longest climbs on the West Bluff (Lost Face), and is much less crowded than other spots in spite of the quality routes found here. Formations included in the area are Prospect Point, Big Toe, Great Chimney, Lost Face, Reclining Tower, Dead Tree Wall, and Cave Rocks.

Getting There 

To access the West Rampart, hike along the West Bluff trail starting from either the north or south end of the West Bluff. The West Bluff Trail skirts the top of the West Rampart cliff.

Another access route is to park on the South Shore Road north of Ski Hi Rd. There is a gravel ranger's road that is easily hiked (although a new sign says no parking near the gravel road start). Hike along this road east toward the rim of the West Bluff. You will hit the junction with the West Bluff Trail just above Lost Face and Great Chimney.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

97 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in West Bluff - West Rampart

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Bluff - West Rampart:
Lost Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area
Lost Face Finger Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area
Stuck Knee   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Prospect Point Rampart : Big Toe to Great Chimney
Sharks Tooth   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Sharks Tooth
Cracker Jack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Noah Vail   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area
The Bastard Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Dead Tree Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Dead Tree Wall
Lost Face Overhangs I & II   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area
Grand Illusion   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Prospect Point Rampart : Big Toe to Great Chimney
Tardis   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Dead Tree Wall
Whipping Boy   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Ibex   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area
Wild West Homo   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Coup d'Etat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Son Of Great Chimney   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Pale Rider   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 40'   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
The Good, the Bad, and the Jacked   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Son of Great Chimney Direct   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Match the Snatch   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
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Featured Route For West Bluff - West 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 West Bluff - West Rampart Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Wet September day at the West Bluff.
Wet September day at the West Bluff.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunrise on the West Bluff.  September 09.
Sunrise on the West Bluff. September 09.
Rock Climbing Photo: Part of the rampart. The Good, the bad, and the Ja...
Part of the rampart. The Good, the bad, and the Ja...
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...
Rock Climbing Photo: Spring has returned.  Dutchmans Breeches.
Spring has returned. Dutchmans Breeches.
Rock Climbing Photo: West Rampart
West Rampart

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By Tradoholic
Mar 10, 2012
Could this be separated into "South", "Middle", and "North" please?

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