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Routes in Pirate's Cove (aka The Beach or Corona Del Mar)

Anabel V4+ 6B+
Baby Ricky T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
Big Ricky T V4 6B
C.F.'s Edge Crank V2 5+ PG13
Chips Ahoy V4-5 6B+
Courtney's side V1+ 5 PG13
Crystal Clear V2 5+
Dave's Problem T V0 4
Diamond Man V4 6B
Diamond Man Dyno V1 5
Ecto the Collector V4 6B
Faith T V4-5 6B+
Fale Problem V0 4 PG13
Gather Up V0+ 4+
Green Burrito V1 5
Head Above the Stairs V1 5 R
High Over Beached Whales T V0+ 4+
Hinge Direct V4 6B
Hinge Indirect V0 4
Hinge, The 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a V0 4
Iron Man V3 6A
Italian Fall T V3 6A
Jelly bean V1 5
Knob City 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
Layback, The 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
Lieback 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3
Little Ricky T V2 5+
Not Even V2 5+
Not Even Chips (and reverse) V3- 6A PG13
Nowhere Man V3-4 6A+
Onion Man V1 5
Paper Boy V7 7A+
Pin Hole V0 4 PG13
Pin Scar V0 4
Pin Scar Direct V2-3 5+
Poodle Press V4 6B
Pyramid, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rib Romp T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Roman Engineering V7 7A+
Sand Gully V1 5
Shark's Tooth T V4-5 6B+
Shelf, The T V0 4
Tin Man V0+ 4+
Wet Toes V1-2 5
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Shared By: Bryan G on Nov 18, 2007
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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It starts in the middle cave that faces out into the harbor. The cave usually has graffiti in it. Stem up to the roof, under-cling the big slopey horn, reach for the two knobs, then slap the jug and hang on for a big swing. It's sort of reachy but also one of the best problems at Pirate Cove.


There's nice soft sand to land in, no pad required. But a spotter might be good because you get so horizontal at the crux.


Bruce Diffenbaugh
Bruce Diffenbaugh   Cheyenne,Wyoming
There's a heel toe lock under the roof that is the key to this problem.It keeps your feet from peeling off when you go for the lip. Aug 7, 2008
Fat Dad
Los Angeles, CA
Fat Dad   Los Angeles, CA
If you can't get the heel-toe, this problem is a lot harder than rated. Oct 14, 2008
Gilles   Arcata,CA
This is one of my favorite climbs, although just recently the big jug that you shoot for has broken off. Not sure what to rate it now, hahaha. May 30, 2009
Anyone have any beta for finishing this problem now that most of the original holds are missing? any picture or videos would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Patrick. Mar 27, 2010
T B  
I broke off a hold over the lip many years ago. Had the heel/toe locked. Hold hit me in the face and pushed my bottom teeth through my lip (happy for a sandy landing)... still have the lip scar. Jun 23, 2012
As stated key holds have been broken near the top. Recent local consensus of the problem is v5. Here is some beta of me climbing it… Nov 24, 2012
Brad Alexander
Costa Mesa, CA
Brad Alexander   Costa Mesa, CA
Dan Stringer
Eugene, OR
Dan Stringer   Eugene, OR
As stated above, this problem is now gone. This was the tallest, and one of the most fun problems there, imo. Haven't looked for a work around yet, as it still looks fairly chossy. But it looks like there may be a chance of working a new problem up the right side of the face, coming out of the cave, but this would likely be a much harder problem. Aug 25, 2015

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