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Areas in Patrick's Point State Park

Black Wall, The 3 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Ceremonial Rock 5 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hidden Rock 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mussel Beach 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Mussel Rock 1 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 6
Pacific Ocean Cliff 2 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 8
Upper Mussel Rock 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Wedding Rock 15 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Elevation: 246 ft
GPS: 41.138, -124.156 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Rick Shull on Oct 20, 2006
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Patrick's State Park is one of the climbing Jewels of the Redwood Coast. The rock is well featured, solid and enjoyable to climb. Patrick's Point was one of the first cragging spots in this region and has a history of ascents dating back at least 4 decades.
There is a clean, well kept campground in the park with sites available for two cars. Day use is $8.00 per vehicle.
This campground is a great place to stay as it is also within a 15 minute drive to Moonstone Beach and Houda Point.
The routes are in three main areas:Ceremonial Rock, Wedding Rock and Pacific Ocean Wall.

Getting There

From Arcata drive north on Hwy 101 22 miles to Patrick's Point Drive exit. It is about 1/2 mile to the park entrance. When approaching from the north look for the exit about 6 miles north of Trinidad.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Patrick's Point State Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
The Edge Route
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c X
Terete ArĂȘte
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
North Face (Direct)
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tim's Jam aka Zig Zag
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Low Tide Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Price's Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Deranged Sailor
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Northface 10b
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Native Rights
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Regular Route
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
The Tombstone Stone Slab
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Whale Nation
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dizzy Dial
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Psycho Path
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Superstitious
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Edge Route Ceremonial Rock > S and W Faces of Ceremonial Rock 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Terete ArĂȘte Wedding Rock 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c X Trad, TR
North Face (Direct) Wedding Rock 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Tim's Jam aka Zig Zag Wedding Rock 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Low Tide Crack Wedding Rock 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Price's Crack Ceremonial Rock > N Face of Ceremonial Rock 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Deranged Sailor Wedding Rock 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Northface 10b Ceremonial Rock > N Face of Ceremonial Rock 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Native Rights Pacific Ocean Cliff 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Regular Route Ceremonial Rock > N Face of Ceremonial Rock 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Tombstone Stone Slab Wedding Rock 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Whale Nation Pacific Ocean Cliff 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dizzy Dial Pacific Ocean Cliff 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Psycho Path Wedding Rock 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad 2 pitches
Superstitious Pacific Ocean Cliff 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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Nick Black
Arcata, CA
Nick Black   Arcata, CA
Rad climbing, closes cragging from Arcata(besides Moonstone) to my knowledge. If you don't want to pay the day use fee, park across the road and walk or ride in. most of the stuff stays pretty wet after a rain, so give it at least a few days to dry off. Definitely worth multiple trips! Jul 3, 2015
Matthias, That is Lookout Rock. To my understanding it has been closed to climbing. I don't understand why though.

Edit: After asking the staff, it seems to be good to go. Feb 19, 2015
Matthias Holladay
Shiprock, Navajolands
Matthias Holladay   Shiprock, Navajolands
South of the p. lot where the whale is painted, along the trail, as it turns up steps to ascend to the top of yet another outcrop, we led a route which starts RIGHT off the steps/trail. It was very dynamic, as I recall, and hard. Any info.? May 22, 2014
Benjamin F
Crescent City, CA
Benjamin F   Crescent City, CA
we always just park on the side of the road before getting to patrick's point and do a short hike in. Aug 22, 2013
Just stopped to see Patrick's Point on a recent road trip on the west coast and Rodney is right on, the day use fee is $8 per car. Yeah, CA really needs your $$$$$$$. Aug 22, 2013
Patricks Point SP Day use per car in August 2010 was $8 with a sign posted that says "We need ones". Actually California State Parks needs A LOT of ones. Aug 15, 2010

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