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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. 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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Bluff - West Rampart:
Stuck Knee 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80' Prospect Point Rampart : Big Toe to Great Chimney
Lost Face Finger Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100' Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area
The Bastard Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60' Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Cracker Jack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60' Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Lost Face Overhangs I & II 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100' Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area
Grand Illusion 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70' Prospect Point Rampart : Big Toe to Great Chimney
Wild West Homo 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40' Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Son Of Great Chimney 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
The Good, the Bad, and the Jacked 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40' Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Son of Great Chimney Direct 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75' Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Featured Route For West Bluff - West Rampart
Lost Face 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Lost Face Area
Lost Face is a very sweet climb. It was actually one of my first climbs at the Lake. The approach is a bit tricky. I never found a way to hike to it, we always had to rap down. It's a fun 5.6, not to mention it's the longest climb on the West Bluff. It's a great lead, with not a bad overhang for the crux. You won't need any large gear...Tri-cams and Hexes work the best for me. When leading there is a great ledge to sit on and anchor off. The ledge is above all the trees and it has to be ...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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