West Bluff - West Rampart Rock Climbing
Looking north towards Baraboo, sunrise, September ...
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.
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.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
99 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West Bluff - West Rampart
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Featured Route For West Bluff - West Rampart
Coup d'Etat 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Wisconsin
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Great Chimney Area
A climb with a blend of thin crack climbing, fun face moves, and a desperate dynamic to finish. It'll make you sweat! Thin crack offers solid gear placements through entire climb. Route starts just to the left of a flaky crack (Handle with Care, 5.5), and can be accessed through Great Chimney (actually more of a gully and the bottom can be tricky)....[more] Browse More Classics in Wisconsin
Mar 10, 2012
Could this be separated into "South", "Middle", and "North" please?