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West Bluff - Great Tower (Mid-bluff)  


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The Majestic WEST BLUFF

Description 

The MidBluff area on the West Bluff contains the fine formations of "The Blade" and the Prospect Point Towers. The area is secluded and sees no crowding in spite of the fine routes found here.

Getting There 

To access the MidBluff area follow the Tumbled Rocks Trail north past the cabins. Walk north to the start of the first exposed boulder field. On the south end of this boulder field there is a trail through the trees. Hike up this trail until you reach Prospect Point Towers.To reach The Blade continue hiking up the bluff over boulders on the south side of the Prospect Point Towers formation. After about 150 feet you will encounter The Blade.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',9],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['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 West Bluff - Great Tower (Mid-bluff):
The Great Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   Great Tower
Rock Garden   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 80'   Great Tower
Garden Path   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 70'   Great Tower
Sun Top   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sun-top Tower
Track Cracks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 30'   Picnic Wall
Moon Beam   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sun-top Tower
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The Great Tower, The Great Crack

The Great Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Great Tower
Great Crack is a nice long climb on Great Tower in the Prospect Point Towers formation. Start on low angle easy rock and climb up to a nice ledge. From the ledge head left up inside corner. Do a tough layback in the corner crack and pull up to another good ledge. Follow the path of least resistance to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By Doug Hemken
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May 4, 2009
Most people I know just refer to this as the "Great Tower" area (plus "The Blade").
By Tradoholic
Aug 23, 2011
Agreed Doug, I confused the hell out of myself trying to match it all up to the book. We also need to do some sorting of routes in areas so it makes some more sense. I think it's fair to call it "Mid-Bluff" but splitting it up into the walls Sven names them is probably a good idea. Admin?