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Location: 41.6065, -124.1051 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Rick Shull, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Rick Shull on Sep 12, 2007
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Promontory:
Humboldt Current   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Main Wall
Ride The Woody   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   Main Wall
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Local Information for Promontory
Photos of Promontory Slideshow Add Photo
Waiting for a complete free (or even a 2nd?) ascen...
Waiting for a complete free (or even a 2nd?) ascen...
Had to ford Wilson Creek that day...again.
Had to ford Wilson Creek that day...again.
Fun TR.
Fun TR.
This is the main face
This is the main face
The next day, past the roof on Blackbeard's Tears....
The next day, past the roof on Blackbeard's Tears....
Humboldt Current (5.10a) with first bolt clipped. ...
BETA PHOTO: Humboldt Current (5.10a) with first bolt clipped. ...
Beach Morning Glory on the approach to Promontory.
Beach Morning Glory on the approach to Promontory.
Centipede (5.9) on TR above first bolt. If leading...
BETA PHOTO: Centipede (5.9) on TR above first bolt. If leading...
Nice...
Nice...
A view into the main wall corridor of Promontory f...
A view into the main wall corridor of Promontory f...
Dan Hatfield chilling.
Dan Hatfield chilling.
Lauri, I think, cleaning the 1st 20 feet of Blackb...
Lauri, I think, cleaning the 1st 20 feet of Blackb...
parking & approach
parking & approach

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By Lurker
Oct 12, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 
Promontory is currently undergoing a facelift, thanks to the ASCA and some motivated locals. We're replacing the bolts on as many routes as possible with titanium glue-ins.

If a route has tape on the first bolt, please refrain from climbing it. The glue takes time to cure, and climbing on bolts prematurely may compromise their integrity.

Also, please DO NOT remove any fixed ropes or draws. These may be left for short periods of time to speed the rebolting process, and will be removed as soon as possible, but they ARE NOT booty.
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
Administrator
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 "oce...
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.