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Access Issue: Please stay on main trail when setting top ropes Details

Description

OVERVIEW
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.

WEATHER/CLIMATE
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.

Getting There

From 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.

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. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Point Dume

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 91
Arete
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Left Flake
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 64
Left
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 69
Left Center
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 87
Center
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 74
South Face Left
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 74
South Face Right
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Arete
 91
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Left Flake
 15
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Left
 64
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Left Center
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Center
 87
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
South Face Left
 74
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
South Face Right
 74
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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