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West Bluff - Misery/Cottage Rocks

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West Bluff - Misery/Cottage Rocks  


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Description 

The Cottage Rocks area contains the formations above the cottages on the south end of the West Bluff. Included in the area are Stettner Rocks, Lincoln's Chair, The Pantry, Misery Rocks, Dutchman Rampart, Porkchop Buttress, and Split Tower.

Getting There 

To find the Cottage Rocks area park at the south end of the lake across the road from the boat landing (or you could park at the North Shore and hike south along the Tumbled Rocks Trail). Head toward the cottages. The area is generally located above the cottages.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

62 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',22],['5.7',14],['5.8',13],['5.9',6],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Bluff - Misery/Cottage Rocks:
Fat Man's Misery   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     TR, 45'   Misery Rocks
The Bone   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR   Porkchop Buttress
Can Can   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad   The Frigate
The Pillow   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   Misery Rocks
Jacob's Ladder   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   Porkchop Buttress
The Bone Variation   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Porkchop Buttress
False Perspective   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   Misery Rocks
Half Moon   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   Split Tower
The Pooper   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   The Frigate
Pillow's Edge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 50'   Misery Rocks
Weeping Wall   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR   Misery Rocks
Breadboard   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     TR   The Pantry
Wailing Wall   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR   Misery Rocks
Code of the Sea   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     TR   The Frigate
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Featured Route For West Bluff - Misery/Cottage Rocks
Jan Brown on the lower section of The Bone.

The Bone 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Porkchop Buttress
The Bone follows the slanting inside corner on the right (north) side of the obvious "Porkchop" face. Start out on the manhole cover sized chockstone at the base of the route. A few strenuous moves will get you into the inside corner. Follow the corner up to a converging overhang at about 30 feet. Climb through the gap in the center of the overhang, then follow a crack for about ten feet to a ledge. Carefully traverse right on the ledge for about 15 feet using well-hidden hand holds. Surmo...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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