Trinity Arêtes Rock Climbing
|GPS:||40.77, -123.503 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Rick Shull on Jan 4, 2007|
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DescriptionThe Trinity Aretes are a steep, high quality limestone sport climbing area located above the Trinity River. The rock is of excellent quality with routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.14a. The cliffs are generally north facing and quite cold during the winter. Summer and Fall are the best times to climb. While some routes are only 35 feet, most are 100 feet or longer, and up to 250, so a 70 meter rope is highly recommended. Some locals use 100 meter ropes for ease of lowering on the longer lines. After following rumors of a big limestone crag, Paul Humphrey finally drove the right dirt road and found one of the highest quality limestone crags on the west coast. Since 1996 route development has been spearheaded by Eric Chemello and Humphrey and there are now over 50 routes.
Some routes do require gear so check your line before launching. A helmet is highly recommended as there is some loose rock above and around the climbs.
Getting ThereDirections to the crag:
(1) Take a right on Underwood Mountain Road (just east of Burnt Ranch) if coming from Arcata on Hwy 299. Set your odometer to zero.
(2) At 4.0 miles, take a right on 5N40 Rd.
(3) At 6.2 miles (from Hwy 299) you'll see the Trinity Aretes. Park on the side of the road or in the small camping area (please do not park in the camping area if you are not camping). Less than 5 minutes to the base of the Visions Wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at Trinity Arêtes
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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