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Routes in Wedding Rock

Boltless Baetylus T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Contortion TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Deranged Sailor T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Dirty Girdle T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Great White Fright T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
High Tide Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Just Face It T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Lost Sailor T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Low Tide Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Never Say Nada TR 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
North Face (Direct) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Pandiculation TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Principle Of Perplexity TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Psycho Path T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Riptide T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Seamstress TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Secret Passage TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shellfish Roof T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Terete ArĂȘte T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c X
Tim's Jam aka Zig Zag T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tombstone Stone Slab, The TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Wedding Night Lingerie T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Shared By: Evan Wisheropp on Dec 4, 2017
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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


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.


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


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

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