Elevation: 1,209 ft
GPS: 43.417, -89.738 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J Beta on May 2, 2002
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, chris tregge, James Schroeder
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Description

Porkchop Buttress is a good option if you have found Misery Rocks to be too crowded. This area is wonderful on those summer days when the East Bluff is just way too hot. The moves on the climb are tenuous and the cliff offers an excellent view of the Lake. Perhaps one of the best 5.5s in the park, The Bone cuts directly and boldly up the center of the tall and exposed Buttress. This area has become more popular after the inclusion of The Bone in a recent Rock and Ice article.

Getting There

Go up the West Bluff trail from the South, and turn right on the "off-ramp" as if you were going to Misery Rocks. Continue below Misery and head North across the talus and leaf filled Misery Gully. Then, cross a short exposed step across. You will now be at the top of Porkchop.

You can also approach from the bottom of the bluff. At the second cottage from the north, find a very faint climbers trail that heads directly up the bluff to the base of Porkchop. Along the way, you will pass Double Elephant (V4), an intimidating overhanging prow. You may be able to see the cliff from the cottage.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Porkchop Buttress

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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The Bone
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Bone
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
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