Description

Bouldering along the CCC trail and eastern ramparts.

Getting There

Up the CCC trail. Bouldering is to the left and right along the trail. Most famously, The Little Flatiron, was established by John Gill. This is easily found at the top of a stair section nearly all the way up the CCC trail. The trail veers left here and if you kept going straight you would smack right into it. It's a slabby 15 foot high wall with 2 discontinuous vertical cracks.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Rampart Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 6
Yankee Buzzard
Boulder
V2 5+
 8
Plumage
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
I See the Bucket
Boulder
V4 6B
 66
The Flatiron
Boulder
V4 6B
 27
Flux Boulder Classic
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Carcass
Boulder
V4-5 6B+ PG13
 7
Big Bird
Boulder
V5 6C
 7
Fist Fight
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 3
Murder
Boulder
V6 7A
 34
Rail Gun
Boulder
V6 7A PG13
 3
Electric Sky
Boulder
V7 7A+
 8
The Zipper
Boulder
V7 7A+
 22
Fat Pants
Boulder
V8 7B PG13
 5
Flesh Rodeo
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c V0 4
 9
Anarchist Crack
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yankee Buzzard Vulture Lookout East
 6
V0 4 Boulder
Plumage Vulture Lookout East
 8
V2 5+ Boulder
I See the Bucket E of the East
 3
V3 6A Boulder
The Flatiron Flatiron/Monster/Guil…
 66
V4 6B Boulder
Flux Boulder Classic W of CCC trail/Talus
 27
V4 6B Boulder
Carcass Vulture Lookout West
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Big Bird Vulture Lookout East
 7
V4-5 6B+ PG13 Boulder
Fist Fight W of CCC trail/Talus
 7
V5 6C Boulder
Murder Vulture Lookout West
 3
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Rail Gun E of CCC trail
 34
V6 7A Boulder
Electric Sky Vulture Lookout West
 3
V6 7A PG13 Boulder
The Zipper Flatiron/Monster/Guil…
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
Fat Pants E of CCC trail
 22
V7 7A+ Boulder
Flesh Rodeo E of the East
 5
V8 7B PG13 Boulder
Anarchist Crack Flatiron/Monster/Guil…
 9
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c V0 4 Trad, Boulder
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chris tregge
Beersconsin
chris tregge   Beersconsin  
Lots of other boulder problems in this area as well, see this link for more info, the East Bluff topo.

Gold star to whoever goes out and takes photos of these and puts 'em up here! Oct 17, 2009
Remo
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
Chris, I have lots of pictures. I would prefer a golden ticket to the chocolate factory. Oct 17, 2009
chris tregge
Beersconsin
chris tregge   Beersconsin  
Wow dude, good sleuthing! You get a case of your brew of choice. Oct 17, 2009
Can this area be split up for better organization? Oct 22, 2011
chris tregge
Beersconsin
chris tregge   Beersconsin  
By boulder or what. Kinda disorganized in real life too. Oct 23, 2011
Perhaps by the way Sven books organizes it, The Monster etc. Oct 23, 2011
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
You don't have too many boulder problems here yet. How many sub-areas do you need? Two? Three? Pick a number, and then it will be easier to decide where to draw the boundaries? Oct 24, 2011
Dylan Colon
Eugene, OR
Dylan Colon   Eugene, OR
How about east/west of the CCC trail for starters? The boulders from the Zipper east to Fat Pants including the stuff around the Guillotine seem to be a fairly tight group, and could be made as such. Similarly, I'd put Slab of Doom, Rampart Roof, and other problems in the talus below the cliffline and west of the CCC trail in their own group. I'm not sure what I'd do with stuff like Rail Gun or ObZen that are a little further down, it frankly seems hard to call this East Rampart. Maybe an alternative would be to keep things in the first group under the East Rampart, but split off things in the talus distinctly below the East Rampart into their own area ("East Rampart Talus?"). Nov 2, 2011