Natalie loves her first rock climbing experience
Ever have one of those days when you just can't decide whether to head to the crag
or the beach? Well sometimes you don't have to.
Point Dume is a nice little beach crag just north of Malibu on PCH 1. Turn in to
Zuma Beach, then head south a quarter mile. You'll find bolted routes from 5.5 to 5.9 (at
least) plus a very nice top rope facing the sea. Some require a 60 meter rope if you plan
to lower off. The bolts may be a little rusty from all that salt spray, so evaluate them
before deciding whether you want to risk falling on them - or wait for a really high tide
and time your fall with the swells like those cliff jumper guys in Mexico. And keep the
sand off the rope.
Shaun Raps over the surf