Elevation: 1,270 ft
GPS: 43.416, -89.739 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Apr 30, 2002
Admins: Ian CB, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Doug Hemken

Description

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.

The climbs in this area have been blessed with a great, flat hang out area at the bottom. Most routes have been led, but for obvious reasons, some are more popular than others. The Pillow, an aptly named rock slab leaning against the right side of Misery Rocks, offers great slab routes on its front side and shelter from the rain on the other side.

Getting There

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.

13 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Misery Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 7
A Soft Pillow
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 9
Smoke Hole
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 40
Fat Man's Misery
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 24
The Pillow Right Side
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Wailing Wall
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Soft Pillow
 7
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Smoke Hole
 9
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Fat Man's Misery
 40
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad, TR
The Pillow Right Side
 24
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Wailing Wall
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
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