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West Bluff - Misery/Cottage Rocks 

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The Cottage Rocks area contains the formations above the cottages on the south end of the West Bluff. Included in the area are Stettner Rocks, Lincoln's Chair, The Pantry, Misery Rocks, Dutchman Rampart, Porkchop Buttress, and Split Tower.

Getting There 

To find the Cottage Rocks area park at the south end of the lake across the road from the boat landing (or you could park at the North Shore and hike south along the Tumbled Rocks Trail). Head toward the cottages. The area is generally located above the cottages.

58 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Bluff - Misery/Cottage Rocks:
Fat Man's Misery   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     TR, 45'   Misery Rocks
Can Can   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad   The Frigate
The Bone   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, TR   Porkchop Buttress
Jacob's Ladder   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, TR   Porkchop Buttress
Half Moon   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR   Split Tower
False Perspective   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR   Misery Rocks
The Bone Variation   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Porkchop Buttress
The Pooper   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad   The Frigate
Pillow's Edge   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 50'   Misery Rocks
Weeping Wall   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     TR   Misery Rocks
Breadboard   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     TR   The Pantry
Wailing Wall   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     TR   Misery Rocks
Code of the Sea   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     TR   The Frigate
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Can Can 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a  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

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