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Blackbeard's Tears T 
Great White S 
Humboldt Current S 
Lost At Sea S 
Mermaid, The S 
Poseidon's Fury S 
Pulling Teeth S 
Redwood Burl S 
Ride The Woody S 
Scared Straight S 
Scurvy S 
Shipwreck (aka Shitwreck) S 
Shrapnel S 

Main Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Sep 27, 2007
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The Main Wall is the largest formation at Promontory and is esily identified as the large "wave" of rock facing the ocean.

Getting There 

Walk north from the parking area and look for the largest overhanging crag.

Climbing Season

For the Promontory area.

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Humboldt Current   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Mermaid   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Ride The Woody   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Scurvy   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Lost At Sea   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
Shrapnel   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pulling Teeth   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Great White   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Scared Straight   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
Redwood Burl   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Featured Route For Main Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper part of the route from Blackbeard's Tears.

Great White 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  California : Redwood Coast : ... : Main Wall
Amazing climb that some say is the best 12b/c on the North Coast. It made the R&I Tick List a while back......[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Main Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The wave-like main wall of Promontory.
The wave-like main wall of Promontory.
Rock Climbing Photo: The full main wall seen through a panoramic stitch...
The full main wall seen through a panoramic stitch...
Rock Climbing Photo: 1st ascent of Redwood Burl...Petch and his dog in ...
1st ascent of Redwood Burl...Petch and his dog in ...

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By Crimper E6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Jul 6, 2015
Having climbed all over the world, this ranks as one the most crumbly walls ive seen bolted (probably worse than Sydney sea cliffs). Holds are covered in sand and edges will snap off on you on every burn. But good fun none the less. I noticed some of the new glueins already eroding around the edges on the anchors, so a little scary cleaning!
By Taylor Morrow
Jul 6, 2015
The crag has been neglected for 20 years, so its makes sense that it is scruffy, but there is plenty of good rock. If you could let me know which routes had glue ins that you thought were eroding that would be great, since I put in a lot of those in myself and want to keep the climbing safe. I also don't see how they could be eroding so much in only 6 months.

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