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South Face Left 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  TR, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 17, 2006

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Sara climbs a route on the seaside on a beautiful ...

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Another area classic! Steep, exposed climbing above the water.

There are actually 2 (or more) variations. The plumb line climbs pockets up a steep face to the right-hand side of a small roof that caps the route (5.10c). Another variation steps left at a large ledge mid-height and climbs a shallow corner before traversing back right beneath the summit cap (5.10a/b).


Around to the right of the Main Face, overlooking the ocean.


Bolted top anchor

Photos of South Face Left Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mallory Mattox nears the top of a Point Dume class...
Mallory Mattox nears the top of a Point Dume class...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom heading up the South Face Left
Tom heading up the South Face Left
Rock Climbing Photo: Sara climbing the seaside face.
Sara climbing the seaside face.
Rock Climbing Photo: There's an incredible view of the sunset.
There's an incredible view of the sunset.

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By Tristan Burnham
From: La Crescenta, CA
Oct 5, 2009

The 10's on the side are way more fun than the face climbs. Watch out for loose rocks and tourists who wander right underneath you.
By Parker Alec Cross
From: Provo, UT
Jun 17, 2011

Lots of shenanigans while we were there this past week, the kind of stupid stuff we rarely see at the crags at home.

Protection is three bolted hangers for the more center version, and two bolts with hangers for the left-most route (5.10b), not listed on Mountain Project. The bolts all look kind of dodgy, and I wouldn't trust my life to them without slinging a rock with some webbing and long runner for a third/fourth piece of protection.
By Luis Orozco
From: Covina, CA
Jan 17, 2012

best route on the rock use the middle anchor and go under the roof
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Jul 30, 2014

Anchor bolts atop this route also no longer exist.
By Dirk Diggler
From: Boulder, Colorado
Dec 21, 2014

Bolts have been chopped. An attached boulder is at the top of this route. Bring extra cordage/webbing.
By adam paz
Apr 15, 2015

I brought 2 30' webbing to wrap around the boulder and there is a bolt with a long reach as well. then I equalized those two points. Some people showed up with no webbing or Static rope and had to walk away or do the easy wall which was full.
By Christian B
From: West Hills, California
Apr 5, 2017
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fresh bolts. Really fun start below first roof, then connecting back with route.
By Conrad Parker
From: Malibu, CA
Sep 13, 2017

Super fun route to climb and it's hard to beat the view. The bolted anchors were bomber and I will definitely be going back. My partner and I went in the morning on a weekday and we were the only people in the wall.

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