Rope on project or is that a scratch?
The Main Wall is the largest formation at Promontory and is esily identified as the large "wave" of rock facing the ocean.
Walk north from the parking area and look for the largest overhanging crag.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Scurvy 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 50'
Shrapnel 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Great White 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Featured Route For Main Wall
Blackbeard's Tears 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b CA
: Redwood Coast
: ... : Main Wall
The 1st route done on the cliff, an obvious stunning black crack surmounting a severely overhanging wave of stone. Originally climbed on aid, this route was recently freed by Ethan Pringle and may be be one of the hardest traditional routes in California, if not the world. As a free climb, Blackbeard's Tears logically breaks up into 3 sections.P1: 5.10+, 40', gear to 3", new titanium glue-in anchors. Crux comes pulling a small roof about ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
1st ascent of Redwood Burl...Petch and his dog in ...
The wave-like main wall of Promontory.
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Jul 6, 2015
Having climbed all over the world, this ranks as one the most crumbly walls ive seen bolted (probably worse than Sydney sea cliffs). Holds are covered in sand and edges will snap off on you on every burn. But good fun none the less. I noticed some of the new glueins already eroding around the edges on the anchors, so a little scary cleaning!
By Taylor Morrow
Jul 6, 2015
The crag has been neglected for 20 years, so its makes sense that it is scruffy, but there is plenty of good rock. If you could let me know which routes had glue ins that you thought were eroding that would be great, since I put in a lot of those in myself and want to keep the climbing safe. I also don't see how they could be eroding so much in only 6 months.