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West Bluff Bouldering

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West Bluff Bouldering 


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Location: 43.42221, -89.73677 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris treggE on Nov 8, 2009
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Description 

Bouldering areas on the West Bluff. Most accessed by the Tumbled Rocks trail. Alternatively, you can walk up the Fire Road from the South Shore Road and come down from above. See each area for specific directions. Also this link for ClimbingNarc's new West Bluff Mr. Topo mini-guide.


Getting There 

See directions for each area.


272 Total Routes


['4 Stars',23],['3 Stars',88],['2 Stars',131],['1 Star',26],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',38],['V2-3',90],['V4-5',44],['V6-7',45],['V8-9',40],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',15],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Bluff Bouldering:
Trust Fund Slab   V-easy 3     Boulder, 10'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Super Slab   V0 4     Boulder   West Bluff Central : Super Slab Area
Big Red   V1 5 X     Boulder   West Bluff North : Big Red
Intercourse Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Happy-Go Highball   V3-4 6A+ PG13     Boulder, 25'   West Bluff North : Massive Vertigo Area
Mixed Emotion   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
P.Stachio   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   500 ft. Boulder Field : The Stache Boulder AKA Dog ...
Smooth Operator   V4 6B     Boulder   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Recreational Vehicle   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Anchorpoint   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   West Bluff South : Hogleg/Anchorpoint boulders
Jenga   V6 7A     Boulder   West Bluff Central : Super Slab Area
Magnum PI   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   500 ft. Boulder Field : The Stache Boulder AKA Dog ...
Castle in the Sky   V7- 7A+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   West Bluff North : Big Red
Tunder Tighs    V7-8 7B     Boulder, 15'   West Bluff North : Massive Vertigo Area
What Up Weasel   V8- 7B     Boulder   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Moj   V8 7B     Boulder   West Bluff Central : Super Slab Area
Alpine Club   V9 7C     Boulder   West Bluff South : Jigga-Beautiful Soup
Fearful Symmetry   V9 7C PG13     Boulder   West Bluff North : Massive Vertigo Area
Ballistic   V10 7C+     Boulder   West Bluff North : Smooth Operator Area
Keymaker   V10+ 7C+     Boulder   West Bluff South : Jigga-Beautiful Soup
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Featured Route For West Bluff Bouldering
Chris cruising the Keymaker.

Keymaker V10+ 7C+  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Jigga-Beautiful Soup
Start at the bottom right corner of the Beautiful Soup boulder on an undercling and edge. Work your way up and left until you get into the start holds of Beautiful Soup. Do the moves on BS to reach the rail but instead of traversing off right continue straight up to the top of the boulder using a very small, slopey crimper.The full value line and probably the hardest problem at the Lake. This was originally given V11 by the FA Brian Sandona. Consensus rating somewhere near 10+....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of West Bluff Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Best thing after a good bouldering session.
Best thing after a good bouldering session.
Train on the east side.  April 2011.  Just the start of the horrible May flies this year.
Train on the east side. April 2011. Just the sta...
April '11, looking south.
April '11, looking south.
Photo I found on my computer. Labeled "X To The Sissy, V3" not sure where I got this from. This is supposed to be on the West Bluff...
Photo I found on my computer. Labeled "X To The Si...
West Bluff talus fields.
West Bluff talus fields.
Pad people walking out after a session.  April '11.
Pad people walking out after a session. April '11...
My favorite time of year to boulder, when the ice is still in.  April '11, looking across at the east bluff.
My favorite time of year to boulder, when the ice ...
Where Katie is!
BETA PHOTO: Where Katie is!
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By Chris treggE
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From: Madison, WI
Mar 26, 2010

I found a little blue bag that looks like a chalk bag yesterday near Jenga. Says "Ruffwear" and has a picture of a dog on it. Might be a little water or food dish for a puppy? On the other hand, it could just be a chalk bag, I didn't open it up to see what was in it. Let me know if it's yours and I'll get it back to you.