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Ceremonial Rock Rock Climbing 

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Ceremonial Rock is on the edge of the large meadow on the park loop. The south side has a stairway to the top, providing easy access for toproping or walking off. Featured on the cover of "Off Belay" in the early 70's.

Getting There 

Walk from campsite or park on the loop in day use parking spots.

Climbing Season

For the Redwood Coast area.

Weather station 12.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Ceremonial Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ceremonial Rock:
South Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   South and West Faces of Cer...
The Edge Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   South and West Faces of Cer...
Price's Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
Northface 10b   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 80'   North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
Regular Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
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Regular Route 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Redwood Coast : ... : North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
Bolted face climbing to thin crack. This route was first climbed in 1968 at 5.7 A1. The first ascentionists placed 13 bolts on lead to get to the upper crack system. Over many days they worked the moves and eventually removed 7 of the bolts as sections went free. It was rebolted in the early 1990's and is now the Ceremonial Rock classic. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Oct 4, 2015
Just off a trail on the right, before the way up the backside of Ceremonial, is a mossy slab with rock showing underneath. Just off vertical, with hidden, big holds between the moss, and good pro, I led up to the top, with a fun moves throughout and a kool finish, 5.6; descended on the formation's north side, a boulder move or two down, and went left to get back to the base. It had been done, as old pin scars were evident.

Location was, as best as I can recall, between two formations on the backside to the top of Ceremonial...a bench may have been near the left formation, and the route on the right.

Any info, anyone?

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