Point Dume Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Matthew Fienup on Aug 17, 2006 with 3 Suggestions|
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Excellent top rope protected climbing for beginners and intermediates in a truly stunning setting. Everyone's first day of climbing should be at a place like this.
The site boasts 2 different faces:
WEST-FACING WALL--5 low-angle climbs up sharp edges in the 5.6-5.9 range--in truth, there are an infinite number of variations to these 5 routes. This wall is perfect for developing footwork and crimp strength. All lead bolts on the west-facing wall are sketchy. Do not learn to lead at Point Dume!
SOUTH-FACING (seaside) WALL--2 steep, pumpy routes in the 5.10 range, with other variations possible.
Long anchor-cords are required to top rope most routes.
Moderated by the presence of temperate ocean water, this site is a year-round cliff. On cool winter days, the rock can feel slick.
For a memorable day of whale-watching, be sure to climb at Point Dume from mid-December to March.
Please note, there are two parking entrances that require a parking fee and can confuse you. You need to turn into the lot that takes you south, down along the coast for a minute, and then you'll end up right near the wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at Point Dume
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