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Shipwreck Wall Rock Climbing 

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Cliff meets sea. Skaliwag at Shipwreck Wall


Shipwreck Wall is home to a nice selection of difficult, vertical sandstone climbs. The rock is mostly solid, although it gets crumbly near the top of some routes and in any area not yet developed. Routes range from a few short, easier 5.9 to 5.11 climbs to 80' 5.12 fun. Judging by the appearance of recent bolt lines, this wall is still being developed.Shipwreck Wall is in direct sunlight through the whole afternoon. Enjoy the sunset!

Getting There 

In the following, I'm assuming that the ocean is due west of the Fisk Mill Cove beach.

Shipwreck Wall is located on the northwest side of Sentinel Rock (assuming the ocean is directly west at that point).

Take the northwest trail at the end of the parking lot. Continue past the sign that says Sentinel Rock (that path leads to the observation deck above the climbing areas) and follow the sketchy staircase on your left to the beach. Sentinel Rock is the large sandstone crag on the south end of the beach (on the left). Walk around the rock, clambering across the big beach rocks, to the ocean-facing side. When you see bolts, you've reached Shipwreck Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Salt Point State Park area.

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Shipwreck Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shipwreck Wall:
Peg Leg   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Skaliwag   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Shipwreck Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Great Route.  Photo:  Kyle Turner.

Yardarm 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Shipwreck Wall
Yardarm is the route just left of the Peg Leg (5.9), and is easily indentified having the leftmost bolt in the "base" area. If you head up this bolt and continue straight up (instead of moving left once you get to the top anchors halfway up), this is Yardarm.The first section, which is shared with several other climbs goes at 5.11a/b, though it's a tough 5.11a/b. Continue up through a simpler less than vertical section, and move into an overhung crux section about 55 feet off the ground. Once...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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