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West Bluff Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.42221, -89.73677 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris treggE on Nov 8, 2009
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

335 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',27],['3 Stars',120],['2 Stars',151],['1 Star',33],['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',47],['V2-3',109],['V4-5',65],['V6-7',48],['V8-9',55],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',11],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Bluff Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Bluff Bouldering:
Trust Fund Slab   V-easy 3     Boulder, 10'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Big Red   V0 4 X     Boulder   West Bluff North : Big Red
Super Slab   V0 4     Boulder   West Bluff Central : Super Slab Area
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
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
Smooth Operator   V4+ 6B+     Boulder   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Fish & Gritz   V4-5 6B+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   West Bluff Central : Cave Rock Boulders
Anchorpoint   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Magnum PI   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   500 ft. Boulder Field : The Stache Boulder AKA Dog ...
Jenga   V6 7A     Boulder   West Bluff Central : Super Slab Area
Castle in the Sky   V7- 7A+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   West Bluff North : Big Red
Tunder Tighs    V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   West Bluff North : Massive Vertigo Area
What Up Weasel   V7-8 7B     Boulder   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Fat Raccoon   V8 7B     Boulder   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Alpine Club   V9 7C     Boulder   West Bluff South : Jigga-Beautiful Soup
Fearful Symmetry   V9 7C PG13     Boulder   West Bluff North : Massive Vertigo Area
Keymaker   V10 7C+     Boulder   West Bluff South : Jigga-Beautiful Soup
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Featured Route For West Bluff Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Train on the east side.  April 2011.  Just the sta...
Train on the east side. April 2011. Just the sta...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nic at the opening moves.
Nic at the opening moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Where Katie is!
BETA PHOTO: Where Katie is!
Rock Climbing Photo: West Bluff talus fields.
West Bluff talus fields.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pad people walking out after a session.  April '11...
Pad people walking out after a session. April '11...
Rock Climbing Photo: My favorite time of year to boulder, when the ice ...
My favorite time of year to boulder, when the ice ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo I found on my computer. Labeled "X To T...
Photo I found on my computer. Labeled "X To T...
Rock Climbing Photo: JJ Schlick cruising another FA on The West Bluff, ...
JJ Schlick cruising another FA on The West Bluff, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: April '11, looking south.
April '11, looking south.

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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.

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