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Elevation: 1,323 ft 403 m
GPS: 43.41664, -89.73926
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Shared By: Doug Hemken on Apr 25, 2002
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 48
Fat Man's Misery
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 113
The Bone
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 56
Can Can
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 32
The Pillow Right Side
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 66
The Pillow
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 62
Jacob's Ladder
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 71
False Perspective
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Half Moon
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
The Bone Variation
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
The Pooper
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Smokestack
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 33
Weeping Wall
TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 36
Breadboard
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Wailing Wall
TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Code of the Sea
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fat Man's Misery 1. Misery Rocks
 48
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad, TR
The Bone 6. Porkchop Buttress
 113
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Can Can 3. The Frigate
 56
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
The Pillow Right Side 1. Misery Rocks
 32
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
The Pillow 1. Misery Rocks
 66
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Jacob's Ladder 6. Porkchop Buttress
 62
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
False Perspective 1. Misery Rocks
 71
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Half Moon 7. Split Tower
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Bone Variation 6. Porkchop Buttress
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Pooper 3. The Frigate
 25
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Smokestack 8. Double Chimney
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Weeping Wall 1. Misery Rocks
 33
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Breadboard 4. The Pantry
 36
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b TR
Wailing Wall 1. Misery Rocks
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Code of the Sea 3. The Frigate
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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