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Prospect Point Rampart Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Prospect Point Rampart contains some of the best climbing, and longest climbs, at the Lake. The area begins with a short cliff near Prospect Point Pinnacle and ends just north of the Lost Face. The area also contains Dark Wall, a shorter cliff band below the main cliff.

Access to the base of the cliff in this area can be gained by either rappelling down or taking the climbers trail just south of Prospect Point Pinnacle. If you use the climbers trail to access anything north of Big Toe, stay below the Dark Wall cliff band when walking north or you'll run into a 20' drop.

Getting There 

To find Prospect Point Rampart hike along the West Bluff Trail from either the north or south. The Lost Face section of the Rampart is located just north of the junction of the West Bluff Trail and the Park Service Road (a gravel road that comes in from South Shore Rd). Great Chimney is just south of this junction, and Prospect Point Pinnacle is about 75 yards south of the junction.

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Weather station 3.3 miles from here

50 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',7],['5.8',8],['5.9',2],['5.10',7],['5.11',8],['5.12',7],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Prospect Point Rampart

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Prospect Point Rampart:
Lost Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   Lost Face Area
Get Jacked   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 50'   Great Chimney Area
Lost Face Finger Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Lost Face Area
Stuck Knee   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Big Toe to Great Chimney
Hot Beef Injection   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Great Chimney Area
The Bastard Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Chimney Area
Lost Face Overhangs I & II   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Lost Face Area
Noah Vail   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Lost Face Area
Cracker Jack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Chimney Area
Grand Illusion   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Big Toe to Great Chimney
Perverted Inspiration   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, TR   Great Chimney Area
Whipping Boy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Great Chimney Area
Ibex   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Lost Face Area
Wild West   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Chimney Area
Coup d'Etat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR   Great Chimney Area
Son Of Great Chimney   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Great Chimney Area
Pale Rider   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 40'   Great Chimney Area
Son of Great Chimney Direct   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   Great Chimney Area
Match the Snatch   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Great Chimney Area
The Good, the Bad, and the Jacked   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Chimney Area
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Prospect Point Rampart

Featured Route For Prospect Point Rampart
Rock Climbing Photo: Follow the finger crack on the right and then eith...

Lost Face Finger Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Lost Face Area
The most well protected and classic lead on the face. Ascend the obvious finger crack to the right of the normal Lost Face route. After 35 feet or so this route joins the standard 5.6 just below the roof. Any number of finishes is possible from here (5.6-5.8 see Lost Face and Lost Face Overhangs I & II for descriptions)...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

Photos of Prospect Point Rampart Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping on Stuck Knee.
Clipping on Stuck Knee.
Rock Climbing Photo: The West Rampart.  See the hiker on top in the mid...
BETA PHOTO: The West Rampart. See the hiker on top in the mid...

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By Chris treggE
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From: Madison, WI
Sep 17, 2011
Impressive series of onsight leads today by Greg Novak, Roch local who moved to Flag. Lost Face, Whipping Boy, Coup D'Etat, and Son of Great Chimney. Nicely done Greg. Great to see another doc out there crankin. Pete C would be proud.

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