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Routes in Pacific Ocean Cliff

Baby Grey Whale TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
California Coast A2 PG13
California Coastline (Free) TR 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Dirty Thoughts T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Dizzy Dial S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Native Rights T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Superstitious S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Whale Nation S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Tom Ogden
Page Views: 286 total · 6/month
Shared By: Lurker on May 4, 2014
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Cruxes at the beginning and end of a mostly-hands crack. Pull a small bulge, romp up through easier terrain, then finish in the slightly awkward, leaning dihedral. Surprisingly good. May have some vegetation if not climbed recently.


On the south side of the PO formation. Do a tunnel-through some trimmed back shrubs, and look for a small bulge with a right-leaning crack above.


Gear to 3", no fixed top anchors. Belay 2nd from top and walk off.


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Nick Black
Arcata, CA
Nick Black   Arcata, CA
Great route! Crux is definitely the upper dihedral. Careful placing gear behind the flake mid route, it is super sharp and would probably shred ropes/slings. Nov 28, 2015
Evan Wisheropp
Evan Wisheropp  
Neat route. Very cool geometry in the dihedral with a finger crack inside and perpendicular to the hand crack. Anchor with 2-3" Mar 19, 2015