West Bluff - West Rampart Rock Climbing
Looking north towards Baraboo, sunrise, September ...
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.
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.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
97 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
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Son Of Great Chimney 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Great Chimney Area
Son of Great Chimney is an inspiring and intimidating line for the grade. Start on the left side of the north face. Off balance moves up the arete will lead you past pins, and into the middle crux and a few big moves. Make your way over to the right side, and finish up the right hand arete. Don't forget to enjoy the view.It is true that Pete's onsight lead in 68 was one of the greatest single moments in DL history. Not to mention the rest of the country....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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Mar 10, 2012
Could this be separated into "South", "Middle", and "North" please?