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The Frigate

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Bowspirit T,TR 
Can Can T 
Code of the Sea TR 
Flying Dutchman T,TR 
Frigate "walk off" T 
Galleass T,TR 
Jasek's Project T,TR 
Jib, The T,TR 
Pooper, The T 
Stern, The T 
Unnamed route 20 T,TR 
When Life Gives You Lemons...SQUEEZE THEM TO DEATH! T,TR 

The Frigate  

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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on May 7, 2002


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The Frigate is an impressive-looking formation found just above the Porkchop Buttress and Dungeon Wall. The overhanging west wall contains the challenging route "Pooper", and on the overhanging southeast wall you will find "Flying Dutchman", another difficult route. Most other climbs here are easy to moderate.

Getting There 

Head up the West Bluff Trail from the parking lot across from the boat landing on the southwest end of the lake. Hike up the West Bluff trail to a relatively obvious climbers trail about 3/4 of the way up that heads east through the woods. Take this trail to the top of Misery Rocks. Descend the gully on the south side of Misery Rocks, then move northeast straight across Misery Gully. You will see the obvious overhanging west wall of The Frigate below Dutchman's Rampart, a series of broken 40 foot walls.

Climbing Season

For the West Bluff - Misery/Cottage Rocks area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Frigate:
Can Can   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad   
The Pooper   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Code of the Sea   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     TR   
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Jasek's Project 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : The Frigate
Start right of the chimney (can use the chimney for easier variation, but the chimney is not part of this route). Climb is mostly slab past the first 15 feet. Belay space is very limited and bushwacked.*This route is not listed in the guide book...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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The Frigate from Misery Gully
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The right corner is the start of "The Jib&quo...
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By Doug Hemken
Jul 5, 2007
You can also approach the Frigate by hiking up to Porkchop from the trail along the West edge of the Lake. Hike to the top of Porkchop buttress around the right (North) side. From the top of Porkchop, traverse left (South) across a narrow ledge, under an overhang. You have just passed under Flying Dutchman and The Jib.

A third approach would be to hike to the top of the bluff at Cleo's Amphitheater, hike down to the base of Cleo's Needle to the right (South). Keep heading down and right until you get to the top of Porkchop/bottom of Dutchman.
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