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Description 

Bouldering areas on the West Bluff. Most accessed by the Tumbled Rocks trail. Alternatively, you can walk up the Fire Road from the South Shore Road and come down from above. See each area for specific directions. Also this link for ClimbingNarc's new West Bluff Mr. Topo mini-guide.


Getting There 

See directions for each area.


243 Total Routes


['4 Stars',19],['3 Stars',81],['2 Stars',117],['1 Star',22],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',29],['V2-3',80],['V4-5',39],['V6-7',42],['V8-9',38],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',15],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Bluff Bouldering:
Trust Fund Slab   V-easy 3     Boulder, 10'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Super Slab   V0 4     Boulder   West Bluff Central : Super Slab Area
Big Red   V1 5 X     Boulder   West Bluff North : Big Red
Dumpster Diving   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   500 ft. Boulder Field : Dumpster Boulder
Intercourse Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Happy-Go Highball   V3-4 6A+ PG13     Boulder, 25'   West Bluff North : Massive Vertigo Area
Smooth Operator   V4 6B     Boulder   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Double Elephant   V4 6B     Boulder   West Bluff South : Double Elephant
Recreational Vehicle   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
P.Stachio   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   500 ft. Boulder Field : The Stache Boulder AKA Dog ...
Mixed Emotion   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Hogleg Overhang   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Spider Monkey   V6- 7A     Boulder   West Bluff South : Jigga-Beautiful Soup
Jenga   V6 7A     Boulder   West Bluff Central : Super Slab Area
Magnum PI   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   500 ft. Boulder Field : The Stache Boulder AKA Dog ...
Castle in the Sky   V7- 7A+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   West Bluff North : Big Red
Tunder Tighs    V7-8 7B     Boulder, 15'   West Bluff North : Massive Vertigo Area
What Up Weasel   V8- 7B     Boulder   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Moj   V8 7B     Boulder   West Bluff Central : Super Slab Area
Alpine Club   V9 7C     Boulder   West Bluff South : Jigga-Beautiful Soup
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Featured Route For West Bluff Bouldering
Empty Space.

Empty Space V2 5+  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Start on a good left hand sidepull and a crimp for the right and climb some fun, engaging moves up a cool face....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of West Bluff Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Train on the east side.  April 2011.  Just the start of the horrible May flies this year.
Train on the east side. April 2011. Just the sta...
Photo I found on my computer. Labeled "X To The Sissy, V3" not sure where I got this from. This is supposed to be on the West Bluff...
Photo I found on my computer. Labeled "X To The Si...
April '11, looking south.
April '11, looking south.
Nic at the opening moves.
Nic at the opening moves.
West Bluff talus fields.
West Bluff talus fields.
Pad people walking out after a session.  April '11.
Pad people walking out after a session. April '11...
My favorite time of year to boulder, when the ice is still in.  April '11, looking across at the east bluff.
My favorite time of year to boulder, when the ice ...
Where Katie is!
BETA PHOTO: Where Katie is!
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By Chris treggE
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From: Madison, WI
Mar 26, 2010

I found a little blue bag that looks like a chalk bag yesterday near Jenga. Says "Ruffwear" and has a picture of a dog on it. Might be a little water or food dish for a puppy? On the other hand, it could just be a chalk bag, I didn't open it up to see what was in it. Let me know if it's yours and I'll get it back to you.