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
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Wild West 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Great Chimney Area
Wild West sits high atop the West Bluff, and overlooks everything from its poignant perch. This slightly overhanging line is not your typical DL 5.11-, and is an excellent, though short lead for the grade. However the spice is the real deal, and committing to some of the more bouldery moves may make you sweat a little. Luckily the holds are surprisingly good, and the sequences are fairly straight forward.(Also known as "Wild West Homo" - a comment on some people&@PO...[more] Browse More Classics in Wisconsin
Mar 10, 2012
Could this be separated into "South", "Middle", and "North" please?