West Bluff Bouldering
|GPS:||43.422, -89.737 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
|Page Views:||324,734 total · 2,298/month|
|Shared By:||Doug Hemken on Nov 8, 2009|
|Admins:||Ian CB, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Doug Hemken|
The area is bounded below by Devils Lake and the Tumbled Rocks trail along the shoreline. It is bounded above by the West Bluff trail. There are a few well-defined user trails in between, but these can be very steep and often end in boulder fields, not connecting through.
- South - the south end begins at the southwest boat ramp parking area, and extends north to the vicinity of Anchorpoint and the Great Tower.
- Central - the central section begins north of Anchorpoint and extends north to the foot of the Slant Boulder Field, including everything beneath the West Rampart.
- North - the north end begins at the first parking area inside the North Entrance, near the Nature Center, and extends south to the foot of the Slant Boulder Field
- Fire Road - on the west slope of the West Bluff. These boulders lie both north and south of the service road which connects South Shore Road and the West Bluff Trail.
Most of the boulders are accessed from the Tumbled Rocks trail along the base of the bluff. You can park at the South Shore boat ramp (the southwest corner of the Lake) and hike north, passing the private cottages. Or you can park at the North Shore and hike south.
Alternatively, you can walk up the Fire Road from the South Shore Road (actually, from west of the West Bluff), passing the Fire Road Boulders, and come down into the other areas from above.
Classic Climbing Routes at West Bluff
Days w Precip