The Frigate is an impressive-looking formation found just above the Porkchop Buttress and Dungeon Wall. The overhanging west wall contains the challenging route "Pooper", and on the overhanging southeast wall you will find "Flying Dutchman", another difficult route. Most other climbs here are easy to moderate.
Head up the West Bluff Trail from the parking lot across from the boat landing on the southwest end of the lake. Hike up the West Bluff trail to a relatively obvious climbers trail about 3/4 of the way up that heads east through the woods. Take this trail to the top of Misery Rocks. Descend the gully on the south side of Misery Rocks, then move northeast straight across Misery Gully. You will see the obvious overhanging west wall of The Frigate below Dutchman's Rampart, a series of broken 40 foot walls.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Frigate:
Can Can 5.5 Trad
The Stern 5.8 Trad
The Pooper 5.8+ Trad
Code of the Sea 5.12a TR
Featured Route For The Frigate
Can Can 5.5 WI : Devil's Lake : ... : The Frigate
One of the better 5.5 leads at the Lake: nice moves, good pro, wonderful summit.On the Southeast side of the Frigate, a crack system heads up between the two summits. From the base, move up a dihedral a little to the right, find some good pro, then move left and up into an alcove. Kick high! Getting into the alcove is probably the technical crux.In the alcove, get some more bomber gear. Kick high! and pull around the little roof. Head up to the summit on the right (North)....[more] Browse More Classics in WI