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Elevation: 1,457 ft 444 m
GPS: 43.42155, -89.73835
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 116
Lost Face
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 25
North Side
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 84
Lost Face Finger Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Stuck Knee
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Cracker Jack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Noah Vail
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Lost Face Overhangs I & II
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
Grand Illusion
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Tardis
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c R
 25
Wild West
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 65
Coup d'Etat
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 59
Son of Great Chimney
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Son of Great Chimney Direct
Trad, TR
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a R
 10
The Good, the Bad, and the Jacked
Trad, TR
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Psamead Ghostdance
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lost Face 1: Prospect Poi… > 05: Lost Face Area
 116
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
North Side 2: Reclining Tower
 25
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Lost Face Finger Crack 1: Prospect Poi… > 05: Lost Face Area
 84
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Stuck Knee 1: Prospect Poi… > 03: Big Toe to Great…
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Cracker Jack 1: Prospect Poi… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Noah Vail 1: Prospect Poi… > 05: Lost Face Area
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Lost Face Overhangs I & II 1: Prospect Poi… > 05: Lost Face Area
 80
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Grand Illusion 1: Prospect Poi… > 03: Big Toe to Great…
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Tardis 3: Dead Tree Wall
 23
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Wild West 1: Prospect Poi… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 25
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c R Trad, TR
Coup d'Etat 1: Prospect Poi… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 65
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Son of Great Chimney 1: Prospect Poi… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 59
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Son of Great Chimney Direct 1: Prospect Poi… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
The Good, the Bad, and the… 1: Prospect Poi… > 04: Great Chimney Area
 10
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a R Trad, TR
Psamead Ghostdance 1: Prospect Poi… > 03: Big Toe to Great…
 6
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, TR
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