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Lost Sailor

5.10a, Trad, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2 from 6 votes
FA: unknown,1970's
California > Redwood Coast > Patrick's Point SP > Wedding Rock

Description

Lost Sailor goes up the wide dihedral left of Zig Zag. There are many toprope variations to 10+ on the left wall of the dihedral. Walk off right to vista trail.

Location

Lost Sailor is the prominent dihedral with large crack to the left of Zig Zag. Easily visible from the Wedding Rock parking area.

Protection

Medium to large crack pro. gear anchor.

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[Hide Comment] I am a little confused about Lost Sailor. Does it go up the dihedral itself or the left wall? The dihedral seems to be filled with dirt and the left wall seems to be top rope only. Can anyone fill me in? Jul 27, 2014
Lurker -
Truckee, CA
 
[Hide Comment] What I assumed to be Lost Sailor starts on a thin seam (like #0 TCU) ~15 feet right of Zig Zag Crack, goes through an unprotected but cruiser face section, and finishes up the hand to widening crack just left of the top of Zig Zag.

Actually pretty fun. Didn't strike me as much of a dihedral. It's kind of a one move wonder, pulling a small bulge at the beginning of the hand crack. But Humboldt trad climbers have to take what they can get. Nov 28, 2014
[Hide Comment] Lurker, I've done that route you're describing, that is a really good one. Although I am confused since the description seems to be describing different spots, either the one you described or the dihedral around the corner (listed in the 1974 guide). I'm trying to make the guide accurate, but official descriptions are quite unclear. Oct 28, 2015
Nick Black
Arcata, CA
 
[Hide Comment] very fun route! Lurkers description is the way to go. Dec 16, 2015
Ryder Dschida
McKinleyville, CA
 
[Hide Comment] The seam is currently home to lots of succulents. I left the climb alone, considering the poaching that's been going on around here. Jun 23, 2019
[Hide Comment] What kind of succulents were they? The State Park has been working to eradicate the ice plant off Wedding Rock. They've asked climbers to feel free to yank that, but if it's that other prettier stuff, yeah I'd be careful around that for sure. Jun 27, 2019
Ryder Dschida
McKinleyville, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Definitely not iceplant. It was those delicate ones commonly seen on ocean cliffs: imgur.com/7xmwyOU looked like those. Jun 27, 2019