Elevation: 1,323 ft
GPS: 43.417, -89.739 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Doug Hemken on Apr 25, 2002
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

Description

The Misery Rocks and Pantry area(s) contain a jumble of formations at the south end of the West Bluff, above the cottages and south of Cleo's Amphitheater (the first prominent overlook). This area is wooded, so there is lots of nice shade in the summer.

Included in this area are Misery Rocks, Dutchman Rampart, and the Frigate on the upper level. Misery Rocks is a favorite with guided groups.  Luckily there are plenty of other formations in this area, if you find Misery occupied.

Below these are The Pantry, Dungeon Wall, Porkchop Buttress, and Split Tower.

At the lowest level, most easily approached from below, is Double Chimney.

Getting There

This is a complicated area!

To find the Misery Rocks area park at the southwest corner of the lake, across the road from the boat landing. Hike up the West Bluff Trail most of the way to the top.  A well-beaten trail heads into the woods to your right - a big rock sitting next to the trail is a landmark.  (The first user trail into the woods, much lower down, heads to Stettner Rocks.)  This trail ends at the top of Misery.

Access to Misery is down through a slot to your right (south). Dutchman Rampart and the Frigate are to the north on this level.

Continue down the next slot toward the Pantry.

Porkchop can be accessed from above by going down north of the Frigate.  Be careful, there has been at least one bad accident in here.

Dungeon Wall is best approached from either Porkchop or the Pantry.

Porkchop Buttress and Dungeon Wall are most easily accessed from below, on the Tumbled Rocks trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Bluff 02 - Misery Rocks & The Pantry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
 4
Unnamed 5.1
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 4
North Wall
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 30
Fat Man's Misery
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 75
The Bone
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 37
Can Can
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
The Bone Variation
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
The Pooper
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Callous Indifference
TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 27
Breadboard
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Wailing Wall
TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Code of the Sea
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unnamed 5.1 4. The Pantry
 4
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a Trad, TR
North Wall 4. The Pantry
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Fat Man's Misery 1. Misery Rocks
 30
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad, TR
The Bone 6. Porkchop Buttress
 75
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Can Can 3. The Frigate
 37
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
The Bone Variation 6. Porkchop Buttress
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Pooper 3. The Frigate
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Callous Indifference 4. The Pantry
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Breadboard 4. The Pantry
 27
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b TR
Wailing Wall 1. Misery Rocks
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Code of the Sea 3. The Frigate
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
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