Point Dume Rock Climbing
Routes in Point Dume
|Arete TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Center TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Easy Boulder V-easy 3|
|Left TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Left Center TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Left Flake TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Right Center TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|South Face Left TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|South Face Right S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|GPS:||34.015, -118.821 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Matthew Fienup on Aug 17, 2006|
|Admins:||jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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 stay on main trail when setting top ropes Details
Recently the top rope bolts were accidentally removed by a volunteer trail crew. In addition social trails that access the anchors have been blocked off to protect sensitive vegetation. Please remain on the main trail when going to set and remove your top rope. Note on Bolts: Top rope bolts are permitted, no lead bolts are allowed on the face of the rock.
Getting ThereFrom PCH, turn on Westward Beach Road and head East for approximately 1 mile. Pass through the State Park gate (pay the toll) and proceed to the far side of the parking area, closest to the wall. Access top rope anchors by climbing a circuitous path that begins to the north of the main wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at Point Dume
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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