Elevation: 22 ft
GPS: 38.596, -123.349 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jared toettcher on Aug 28, 2003 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Aron Quiter, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

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.

An easier approach is go to the large 20 car parking lot pass the entrance to the Sentinel Rock Parking lot (first parking lot on the left), and follow the trail directly down to the beach. follow along the beach, over some large boulders to the base of Sentinel Rock for Shipwreck wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Shipwreck Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Peg Leg
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Skaliwag
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Lost at Sea
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Crows Nest
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Conquistador
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 10
Avalon
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Yardarm
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
The Patriot
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Peg Leg
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Skaliwag
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lost at Sea
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Crows Nest
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Conquistador
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Avalon
 10
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Yardarm
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Patriot
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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