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Prospect Point Rampart

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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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48 Total Routes


['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',7],['5.8',7],['5.9',2],['5.10',7],['5.11',7],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Prospect Point Rampart:
Lost Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   Lost Face 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
Cracker Jack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Chimney Area
Noah Vail   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Lost Face 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
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   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 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 Homo   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   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Great Chimney Area
Pale Rider   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 40'   Great Chimney Area
The Good, the Bad, and the Jacked   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 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   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Great Chimney Area
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Featured Route For Prospect Point Rampart
The route Grand Illusion with the lower 5.10b variation start shown.  It climbs up a crack not quit visible in the shadows lower right and scums over and past a point via a 5.10b mantle type move.  The upper crack and steep crux of Grand Illusion can be seen upper left in the photo as well but somewhat ill defined in this photo due to the angle of the shot and small shadows.

Grand Illusion 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  WI : 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 WI

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Clipping on Stuck Knee.
Clipping on Stuck Knee.
The West Rampart.  See the hiker on top in the middle?
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.