Holladay-Ludwig in the distance...
Promontory, a large "wave" of overhanging sandstone is situated in a spectacular setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There are also several smaller crags with routes as well. The rock is well featured with pockets and incut edges but can be a bit gritty if the routes have not been climbed recently.
Promontory is located off of Highway 101 in Del Norte County. If you are traveling from the north it is about 12 miles south of Crescent City. Coming from the south(Arcata, etc.), it is approximately 5 miles north of the town of Klamath. Look for the bridge crossing Wilson Creek and park in the beach access lot just south of the mouth of the creek. From the lot, walk north about 10 minutes. The rock is plainly visible from the parking area.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Waiting for a complete free (or even a 2nd?) ascen...
Had to ford Wilson Creek that day...again.
The next day, past the roof on Blackbeard's Tears....
BETA PHOTO: Humboldt Current (5.10a) with first bolt clipped. ...
Beach Morning Glory on the approach to Promontory.
BETA PHOTO: Centipede (5.9) on TR above first bolt. If leading...
A view into the main wall corridor of Promontory f...
Lauri, I think, cleaning the 1st 20 feet of Blackb...
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Nov 26, 2007
Any info. on the route to the right and around the corner of Redwood Burl? Was this a Bob or Doug creation? It looks fun.
By Rick Shull
From: Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
Nov 26, 2007
If you mean the one on the south arete, it is called Shrapnel and is supposed to be 11c/d. I haven't done it as the bolts look to be in sad shape.
By Rodney Ley
Aug 15, 2010
Centipede was a great introduction to ocean area climbing: dramatic surf pounding nearby, steep/solid rock, and interesting moves. As a Colorado climber I was appalled at the condition of the bolt heads, but some of them might be 19 years old! Could not find a 2-bolt anchor at the top as mentioned in the local guidebook, but rigged okay TR anchor off two s/s bolts about 10 meters back and left of the master point.
Veronica M. from Durango chimneys out of "ocean corridor" area at the base of Centipede (5.9).
By Taylor Morrow
May 24, 2011
I really enjoyed this area, really easy to get to and the bolts on most of the climbs dont seam to be in such bad shape. cool little beach area.