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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Jacked 5.12a R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40 feet Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
Son of Great Chimney Direct 5.12a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75 feet Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area
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Son Of Great Chimney 5.11c WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Great Chimney Area
Start on the left side of the north face. Off balance moves up the arete will lead you past pins, and into the middle crux where a few big moves will take you over to the right side. Finish up the right hand arete while enjoying the view.It is true that Pete's ascent in 68 was one of the greatest single moments in DL history. Not to mention the rest of the country....[more] Browse More Classics in WI