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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 Area 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
 12
North Side
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 74
Lost Face
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Lost Face Finger Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Stuck Knee
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Sharks Tooth
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Cracker Jack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Noah Vail
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 54
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
 18
Grand Illusion
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Tardis
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
 22
Wild West
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 37
Coup d'Etat
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 42
Son Of Great Chimney
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Son of Great Chimney Direct
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Side Reclining Tower
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Lost Face Prospect Point… > Lost Face Area
 74
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Lost Face Finger Crack Prospect Point… > Lost Face Area
 53
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Stuck Knee Prospect Point… > Big Toe to Great Chimney
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Sharks Tooth Sharks Tooth
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Cracker Jack Prospect Point… > Great Chimney Area
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Noah Vail Prospect Point… > Lost Face Area
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Lost Face Overhangs I & II Prospect Point… > Lost Face Area
 54
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Bastard Chimney Prospect Point… > Great Chimney Area
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Grand Illusion Prospect Point… > Big Toe to Great Chimney
 18
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Tardis Dead Tree Wall
 17
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Wild West Prospect Point… > Great Chimney Area
 22
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad, TR
Coup d'Etat Prospect Point… > Great Chimney Area
 37
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Son Of Great Chimney Prospect Point… > Great Chimney Area
 42
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Son of Great Chimney Direct Prospect Point… > Great Chimney Area
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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