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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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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Oct 20, 2006
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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

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',11],['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:
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...
Terete ArĂȘte   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R     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
Price's Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Ceremonial Rock : North Face of Ceremonial Ro...
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...
Whale Nation   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pacific Ocean Cliff
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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Mussels For Bones 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Redwood Coast : ... : Mussel Rock
Climb a VERY aesthetic 5.10+ section off the deck, that alternates between liebacking and sweet delicate face moves.The crux (mentally and physically) is climbing an overhung block about halfway up the route. There used to be a shake out jug before the block, but it has since been broken, which has made getting onto the block much more interesting. Despite its appearance, the block itself is pretty solid.There's no need to pull directly out on it, and you won't want to! Treat it like an alpine r...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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: Arcata, 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 for a while. I don't understand why though.
By Nick Black
Jul 3, 2015
Rad climbing, closes cragging from Arcata 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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