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The Shipyard

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 3 - 20 23
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Directions to The Shipyard

RRGCC
This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Park in the Flat Holler parking Lot. Walk west down the oil road about 20 yards to the bottom entrance of the Flat Holler Multi-Purpose Trail (MPT). At the 3rd hairpin turn on the MPT, look on your left for a shortcut to a different section of the MPT. Take the shortcut and continue down and left toward the creek. The trail will soon cross the creek on large creek stones and go up the other side. At the stay left at a small fork, continuing uphill toward the cliff line. Just as the trail turns left, you should see a small crag trail go right, toward the right section of cliff and the first group of climbs. There is a small trail that connects this section of cliff to the left section.

Wall Sun:



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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

Poop Deck (WIP) Sport 5.11
 
0ft  

2

Keelhaul (WIP) Sport 5.11
 
0ft  

3

Avast Ye (WIP) Sport 5.11+
 
0ft  

4

Castoff Sport 5.11a
 
2.50  (8) 65ft

5

Boarding Pass Sport 5.11b
 
3.22  (9) 70ft

6

Climb Aboard Sport 5.11d
 
2.50  (2) 65ft

7

Davy Jones' Locker Direct Sport 5.12b
 
70ft  

8

Davy Jones' Locker Sport 5.12b
 
3.00  (1) 70ft  

9

All Hands on Deck Sport 5.11a
 
3.50  (2) 50ft

10

Bow to Stern (CLOSED) Sport 5.12a
 
0ft  

11

Uncharted Waters Trad 5.11
 
80ft  

12

Break Neck Speed Sport 5.11c
 
4.00  (3) 75ft

13

Beechcomber Sport 5.12-
 
3.00  (1) 50ft  

14

Storming the Beech Sport 5.12b
 
3.25  (4) 50ft

15

Dead Man Chest Hair Trad 5.8
 
4.00  (1) 50ft  

16

Jolly Roger aka Bess Booty Sport 5.11c
 
1.50  (4) 55ft  

17

Batten Down the Hatches Sport 5.11c
 
2.67  (6) 55ft  

18

Cabin Boy Fever Sport 5.11b
 
3.65  (17) 55ft  

19

Sail Sport 5.12b
 
4.62  (21) 50ft  

20

Black Pearl Sport 5.11d
 
3.00  (8) 50ft  

21

Capstan Trad 5.6
 
2.00  (1) 45ft  

21a

Kiss the Manta Ray Sport 5.8
 
2.45  (11) 60ft  

22

Pay the Devil Sport 5.13b
 
5.00  (3) 65ft

Comments

1
XplosionOflaver said on July 30th, 2014
Big thanks to Blake and the plethora of people who helped build the trail here( last couple of jatd). It's a very cool wall, worth a visit!
2
Ascentionist said on September 21st, 2016
An easier and more direct approach is this: From the Flat Hollow Trailhead walk west along the gravel road. Take the first trail on the left after crossing the small stream and passing the big round rusty tank. This is the Flat Hollow Arch Trail. Follow the trail crossing the creek twice and just before the third crossing bear right and follow the trail to the bottom of an old logging/oil road. Follow the (right not left) road up the hill crossing a mountain bike trail until you can see the cliffline on the left. Follow the upper trail left or right to reach the routes.
3
Anonymous said on June 16th, 2018
anyone know about the heady looking trad climbs to the far right? There is a vague crack system that peeters out at the top and has some anchors way up there..
4
KhaoticKlimber said on April 15th, 2019
Climbed a random, unknown route here a couple of years ago for the hell of it. It began on the right side of an arete with a slabby boulder problem start, followed by a flaky bulge section with fragile holds about three bolts up, immediately followed by a super blank section that gave way to easier, less-than-vertical slab to the anchors. Wet, chossy, and covered in lichen. Would guess a grade anywhere from 10a to 10c. Sound familiar to anyone? None of these route sound like it.
5
climbhigh said on June 19th, 2019
I bolted a few routes back past the shipyard. some really fun aretes and slabs. im sure nature has took back over and need plenty of cleaning again. some good trad back there as well.
6
Anonymous said on August 4th, 2020
Shipyard? More like shit-yard! what a fucking dump. most misleading crag in the book. wonder why.....
7
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2020
sorry u got shut down. if u dont like it, dont climb there.
8
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2020
Equal parts sad and hilarious that for such an "extreme" sport that requires reasonable amounts of physical and mental fortitude, climbing tends to attract some of the biggest pussy ass bitch crybabies on the planet.
9
Mdjagg said on August 5th, 2020
So true. I always picture someone with real problems in life while reading through these comments. I also try hard to picture an ACTUAL climber getting upset about more climbing routes going in. Blows my mind. It's either too shit for bolts, or too classic. How about, you don't control anything anyone does, and your opinion doesn't matter, at all. If you got off Twitter and facebook, maybe you'd realise that.
10
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2020
STFU Jaggie you are a perfect example of the pussy ass bitch crybabies the Red has become infested with
11
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2020
the routes around and including Sail are all spectacular
12
Mdjagg said on August 5th, 2020
You gotta have a giant mega dick swinging around to not see the irony of your post. Drama Queening online, AND calling people pussies. Doesn't get more pathetically ironic than that. Sign in and we'll see just how big that dick really is.
13
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2020
Jag is a fag confirmed
14
Mdjagg said on August 5th, 2020
Homophobia has been out of style since '98, bruh. It's 2020, gotta have a better dis than that, although not surprised at the hack level trolling on this site. You all should hang on MP for a few months to get your chops up. Gotta hand it to you though, you did manage to pull off the 3rd grader, stock go-to, 'fag tag' remix. Nooice!
15
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2020
Again, it's not "trolling" when everyone really does think you're a complete tool