Type: TR, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Evan Wisheropp on Dec 4, 2017
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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. There is a cozy ledge for the belayer to hang out and watch. 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.