Prospect Point Rampart Rock Climbing
Henning on Son of a Great Chimney Direct.
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.
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.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
50 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Prospect Point Rampart
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Prospect Point Rampart:
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Grand Illusion 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Wisconsin
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Big Toe to Great Chimney
In Swartling's guide the route is shown as starting of ledge DD at Prospect Point Rampart.This is true but a better and more fun option is to climb the route from the ground via the 5.10b variation start that is a goody in itself (although can be wet and gooey right at the base).The upper Grand Illusion part of the route proper is a gem too. Very nice crack up into a overhanging crack/groove. Well protected and classic stiff 5.9. The crux here is pulling through the overhanging crack via lock...[more] Browse More Classics in Wisconsin
BETA PHOTO: The West Rampart. See the hiker on top in the mid...
By Chris treggE
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.