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Misery is so named for the feeling one gets when attempting to climb here on the weekend. Ease of access and many good beginner climbs (along with some pretty hard routes) makes this a very popular area for groups.
To access Misery, head up the West bluff trail from the South until you see a freeway off ramp-style pull off. If you have reached Cleo's Ampitheater, you have gone too far.Follow this dirt trail to the top of the cliff.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Misery Rocks:
Fat Man's Misery 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c TR, 45'
False Perspective 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR
Pillow's Edge 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 50'
Weeping Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a TR
Wailing Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b TR
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The Pillow 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Misery Rocks
This formation varies in difficulty, both in the climbing and the ability to protect. South edge (grabbing the edge is off) is a balancy slab with many high steps, as you move north the climbing gets easier and the pro gets better. Either route comes back to the left (south) to pass through the small roof at the top. On lead, the climber is looking at a fall onto the slab until well past the roof and into the finish moves. While these moves are easy, the fall potential should not be taken li...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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