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Areas in West Bluff - West Rampart

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
Dead Tree Wall 6 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Go-Go Tower 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pearly Gate 5 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Prospect Point Rampart 42 / 0 / 40 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 50
Prospect Point Rampart - Dark Wall 4 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Reclining Tower 5 / 0 / 5 / 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
Elevation: 1,361 ft
GPS: 43.425, -89.738 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Apr 25, 2002
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE
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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 - West Rampart

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