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Carruther's Cove Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1'
Location: 41.46235, -124.06562 View Map  Incorrect?
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Very impressive roof problem.

Description 

A few miles north of Ossagon Rocks is another great collection of rocks. There are three large walls that are each at least 80' tall, one of which currently has several great top ropes. Furthermore, there are about 20 boulders tightly packed into the beach with probably 50-80 great boulder lines. The lines are mostly 15-35' tall and appear to range the whole spectrum from V0-VHard. There is some cool potential for bolted lead lines on each of the three large formations.

Getting There 

Take the northern Newton B. Drury Parkway exit from Hw. 101. (Second exit and 50.8 miles north from Wildberries in Arcata) Follow the road west until the first right turn (Coastal Drive). Drive a little ways until you see a trailhead sign on your left at a pull out. The coastal drive is closed off very soon after the trailhead.
The hike is .8 miles down a well defined, slightly steep trail.

Climbing Season

For the Redwood Coast area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Carruther's Cove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Carruther's Cove:
5.6   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 85'   90 Foot Slab
North Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 90'   90 Foot Slab
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Featured Route For Carruther's Cove
Rock Climbing Photo: reaching through the upper crux, it is actually a ...

North Arete 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Redwood Coast : ... : 90 Foot Slab
This is slightly contrived, but very good! Climb the north Arete, starts vert with good holds, but about 20 ft up the angle eases off and the holds disappear. slap up the arete and smear your feet, and a few moves lead to solid feet and decent crimps. can also drift right around the blank spot, keeps it 5.9. Second cruxy section is the upper headwall, left if 5.10-, the right is 5.11+...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Carruther's Cove Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: There are dozens of fantastic boulder problems hid...
There are dozens of fantastic boulder problems hid...
Rock Climbing Photo: Humboldt Bouldering
Humboldt Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Aerial photo of Carruther's Cove from the Californ...
Aerial photo of Carruther's Cove from the Californ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down towards the 90 Foot Slab and several ...
Looking down towards the 90 Foot Slab and several ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Very fun knobby wall. Several variations from V0-V...
Very fun knobby wall. Several variations from V0-V...
Rock Climbing Photo: 90 Foot Slab
90 Foot Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: The larger wall at Carruther's Cove has a lot of p...
The larger wall at Carruther's Cove has a lot of p...
Rock Climbing Photo: Look for this sign to find the trailhead
Look for this sign to find the trailhead

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By Nick Black
From: Arcata, CA
Oct 24, 2015
Best spot on the coast for a day trip in my opinion! Beautiful, remote beach, fun TR's and the highest concentration of moderate boulders, with good landings, on the coast. Also potential from some V-super hard lines. Definitely worth a visit.

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