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Patrick's Point State Park Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.1384, -124.1562 View Map  Incorrect?
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Patrick's State Park is one of the climbing Jewels of the Redwood Coast. The rock is well featured, solid and enjoyable to climb. Patrick's Point was one of the first cragging spots in this region and has a history of ascents dating back at least 4 decades.
There is a clean, well kept campground in the park with sites available for two cars. Day use is $8.00 per vehicle.
This campground is a great place to stay as it is also within a 15 minute drive to Moonstone Beach and Houda Point.
The routes are in three main areas:Ceremonial Rock, Wedding Rock and Pacific Ocean Wall.

Getting There 

From Arcata drive north on Hwy 101 22 miles to Patrick's Point Drive exit. It is about 1/2 mile to the park entrance. When approaching from the north look for the exit about 6 miles north of Trinidad.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.2 miles from here

54 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Patrick's Point State Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Patrick's Point State Park:
Clipper Ship   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 60'   The Black Wall
South Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Ceremonial Rock : South and West Faces of Cer...
The Edge Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Ceremonial Rock : South and West Faces of Cer...
Schooner   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 70'   The Black Wall
Terete Arête   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c X     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Wedding Rock
North Face (Direct)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   Wedding Rock
Tim's Jam aka Zig Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Wedding Rock
Low Tide Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 80'   Wedding Rock
Riptide   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Wedding Rock
Deranged Sailor   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Wedding Rock
Price's Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Ceremonial Rock : North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
Native Rights   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 60'   Pacific Ocean Cliff
Northface 10b   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 80'   Ceremonial Rock : North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
Regular Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Ceremonial Rock : North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
The Tombstone Stone Slab   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 20'   Wedding Rock
Whale Nation   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pacific Ocean Cliff
Psycho Path   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 165'   Wedding Rock
Dizzy Dial   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pacific Ocean Cliff
Superstitious   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 60'   Pacific Ocean Cliff
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Regular Route 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Redwood Coast : ... : North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
Bolted face climbing to thin crack. This route was first climbed in 1968 at 5.7 A1. The first ascentionists placed 13 bolts on lead to get to the upper crack system. Over many days they worked the moves and eventually removed 7 of the bolts as sections went free. It was rebolted in the early 1990's and is now the Ceremonial Rock classic. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Rodney Ley
Aug 15, 2010
Patricks Point SP Day use per car in August 2010 was $8 with a sign posted that says "We need ones". Actually California State Parks needs A LOT of ones.
By Ally McBeal
Aug 22, 2013
Just stopped to see Patrick's Point on a recent road trip on the west coast and Rodney is right on, the day use fee is $8 per car. Yeah, CA really needs your $$$$$$$.
By Benjamin F
From: Crescent City, CA
Aug 22, 2013
we always just park on the side of the road before getting to patrick's point and do a short hike in.
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
May 22, 2014
South of the p. lot where the whale is painted, along the trail, as it turns up steps to ascend to the top of yet another outcrop, we led a route which starts RIGHT off the steps/trail. It was very dynamic, as I recall, and hard. Any info.?
By Evan Wisheropp
Feb 19, 2015
Matthias, That is Lookout Rock. To my understanding it has been closed to climbing. I don't understand why though.

Edit: After asking the staff, it seems to be good to go.
By Nick Black
From: Arcata, CA
Jul 3, 2015
Rad climbing, closes cragging from Arcata(besides Moonstone) to my knowledge. If you don't want to pay the day use fee, park across the road and walk or ride in. most of the stuff stays pretty wet after a rain, so give it at least a few days to dry off. Definitely worth multiple trips!

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