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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.

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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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Can Can 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : The Frigate
One of the better 5.5 leads at the Lake: nice moves, good pro, wonderful summit.On the Southeast side of the Frigate, a crack system heads up between the two summits. From the base, move up a dihedral a little to the right, find some good pro, then move left and up into an alcove. Kick high! Getting into the alcove is probably the technical crux.In the alcove, get some more bomber gear. Kick high! and pull around the little roof. Head up to the summit on the right (North)....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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The Frigate from Misery Gully
BETA PHOTO: The Frigate from Misery Gully
This face is "Bowspirit" 5.8. From Sven:...
BETA PHOTO: This face is "Bowspirit" 5.8. From Sven:...
The right corner is the start of "The Jib&quo...
BETA PHOTO: 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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