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

Main Wall  

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Location: 41.6065, -124.1051 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

12 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
Great White   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Blackbeard's Tears 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c A2  CA : Redwood Coast : ... : Main Wall
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Rope on project or is that a scratch?
Rope on project or is that a scratch?
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 CrimperE6
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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