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Desperation Crack 
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Layback of Dihedral 
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Aesthetically, it's hard to beat Desperation. The crag faces the ocean leaving visitors with a fantastic view of the San Juans along with amazing sunsets. Rock is of fantastic quality for ocean-side sandstone. Routes run from 25-35 feet, most of which can be top roped using the trees above the crag. Bring plenty of webbing for extending anchors. Some of the routes still need to be cleaned. Check the tides before you go! 8 is likely the highest you'll want to attempt these routes at if you're top roping, it should be lower for leading.

Getting There 

Access is found from the tracks and from the beach. If approaching from the train tracks, crag is located between and opposite of Grey Wall and Dihedral Area.

7 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Desperation :
Desperation Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     TR, 25'   
Desperation Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 30'   
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Featured Route For Desperation
Face Variation to Dihedral.

Variation to Dihedral 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Desperation
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Desperation is loaded with purple starfish.
Desperation is loaded with purple starfish.
The view from Desperation
The view from Desperation
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