Type: TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 82 total · 7/month
Shared By: Evan Wisheropp on Dec 4, 2017
Admins: Lurker, Rick Shull, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Principle of Perplexity is a quality top rope that sure lives up to the name. The climbing is extremely thought provoking and perplexing. Muscling through the route doesn't quite work, lots of thought must be put into the footwork. Luckily, the scenery is incredible and the belayer will likely have plenty of time to take in the view. Near the top, stay away from the succulents and follow your rope, it is very possible to climb it at only 5.11a, just a little perplexing!

The route hangs out over the ocean, so you must rappel in and climb out. If you have two ropes, you can use a fixed line as an anchor and belay from the ledge below. If you cannot climb the route, you can easily finish up via 5.8 to the left

Location

Go to the top of Wedding Rock, near the center of the west face, is a giant bush just over the railing. One foot north of this bush is a horizontal crack from 1-3". This is the anchor.

Lower down a steep, pretty much blank wall climbers right of the chimney and a small pillar. You can identify the start of the route by stepping off the ledge to a protruding horn at shin level.

Protection

Anchor with 1-3" cams and use a 12' extension.

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Nick Black
Arcata, CA
 
Nick Black   Arcata, CA
 
Stay right through the upper headwall, left in the steep corner is crazy 5.12 stemming. Dec 11, 2017