Black Pearl, Salt Point, Memorial Block 5.8

 
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Bay Area, California USA

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drunkenmaster

Social climber
santa rosa
Jun 19, 2010 - 11:31am
 
the lead bolts do not need replacing - they are just a little rusty but they are 316 grade stainless and they are fine for at least 10 more years. i agree it would be more fun if it was longer because it is such a good route and you gotta make the most out of what there is around there. i also have never had a problem with loose rock on that entire block. it is black water hardened sandstone on the edge of the ocean - thats why i called it the Black Pearl its about as solid as it gets at salt point. as always - much thanks for the feedback. nice to hear your having a good time out at my local crags!
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AK707

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Davis, CA
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   Jun 15, 2010 - 05:16pm
Too short, kind of loose, and the lead bolts need replacing - this particular block has the sharpest grit I have climbed on the coast. However, the moves are very fun, and the location right over boulders with waves smashing into them makes for a unique experience. The approach is an easy solo, but be careful setting up the top rope in windy conditions, you could slip off the slab - best to tether yourself with a shoulder sling. A cordellete and maybe a couple slings would be nice for setting this one up.
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