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Areas in West Bluff 05 - West Rampart

01: Prospect Point Rampart 46 / 0 / 47 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 57
02: Reclining Tower 5 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
03: Dead Tree Wall 8 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Beast, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bird Bath Tower 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Cake Walk 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cave Rocks Rampart 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Go-Go Tower 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hangman Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pearly Gate 5 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Sharks Tooth 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tree Tower 4 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Twin Ridge 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tyrolean Tower 5 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Bluff 05 - West Rampart

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 80
Lost Face
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
North Side
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 55
Lost Face Finger Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Stuck Knee
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Cracker Jack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Noah Vail
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Lost Face Overhangs I & II
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
The Bastard Chimney
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Grand Illusion
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Tardis
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Whipping Boy
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
 20
Wild West
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 38
Coup d'Etat
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 45
Son Of Great Chimney
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Son of Great Chimney Direct
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lost Face 01: Prospect Po… > 05: Lost Face Area
 80
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
North Side 02: Reclining Tower
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Lost Face Finger Crack 01: Prospect Po… > 05: Lost Face Area
 55
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Stuck Knee 01: Prospect Po… > 03: Big Toe to Great…
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Cracker Jack 01: Prospect Po… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Noah Vail 01: Prospect Po… > 05: Lost Face Area
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Lost Face Overhangs I & II 01: Prospect Po… > 05: Lost Face Area
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Bastard Chimney 01: Prospect Po… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Grand Illusion 01: Prospect Po… > 03: Big Toe to Great…
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Tardis 03: Dead Tree Wall
 17
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Whipping Boy 01: Prospect Po… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Wild West 01: Prospect Po… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 20
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad, TR
Coup d'Etat 01: Prospect Po… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 38
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Son Of Great Chimney 01: Prospect Po… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Son of Great Chimney Direct 01: Prospect Po… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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