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South Face Left 

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

   
Type:  TR, 80'
Consensus:  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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Mallory Mattox nears the top of a Point Dume class...

Description 

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).

Location 

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

Protection 

Bolted top anchor


Photos of South Face Left Slideshow Add Photo
Sara climbs a route on the seaside on a beautiful day.
Sara climbs a route on the seaside on a beautiful ...
Tom heading up the South Face Left
Tom heading up the South Face Left
There's an incredible view of the sunset.
There's an incredible view of the sunset.
Sara climbing the seaside face.
Sara climbing the seaside face.

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By Tristan B
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.