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Hollister Peak

Hollister Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,411'
Location: 35.344, -120.7866 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: andy patterson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kristin McNamara on Jan 26, 2004
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BETA PHOTO: Might not want to try & get access to Hollister Pe...

Closed, no access.


This is the largest rock-covered formation in the area. Sadly, access to climbers is non-existent.

Hollister Peak, 1404', is one of the Nine Sisters or the Morros (which include Morro Rock, Cabrillo Peak, Black Hill, Hollister Peak, Cerro Romauldo, Chumash Peak, Bishop Peak - 1559', San Luis Peak, and Ishlay Hill) that are a chain of volcanic mountains of San Luis Obispo County of Central California. The rock type is primarily dactite.

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For the San Luis Obispo area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Backside of Hollister Peak. Even the backside look...
BETA PHOTO: Backside of Hollister Peak. Even the backside look...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom wishing he could climb on Hollister....
BETA PHOTO: Tom wishing he could climb on Hollister....
Rock Climbing Photo: Cemetery at the base of Hollister Peak.
BETA PHOTO: Cemetery at the base of Hollister Peak.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just look at all that tasty rock.
BETA PHOTO: Just look at all that tasty rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: Clouds on Hollister
Clouds on Hollister

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By Ken Klis
Feb 2, 2004
Yos Crack, 5.10c ***** (new second pitch too)Shemp, 5.11d ****OW, 5.10d ***Smear Some More, 5.11a *** Patigucci Bros., 5.10d ***Left of Patigucci (name?), 5.10c ****Cave Crack, 5.12 ***Dream, 5.10b **Upper Corner, 5.10 (3 pitches) **** 5.10cLower Corner, 5.10 (2 pitches) 5.10a ***The Ear, 5.8 *** Ski's Route, 2 pitches, 5.10 ***Summit Fist Crack, 5.10+ **

Most all these routes are high quality cracks. There's more than this too, it's a shame there is no access....
By Jody Langford
Mar 29, 2004
Yes, Morro Rock probably is a bunch of crappy rock. However, Hollister Peak is the premiere peak in the area and no access either. Oh well.
By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 24, 2009
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By Brian Prince
From: morro bay, ca
May 14, 2013
A quick google search revealed... If I had to guess this is the obvious dihedral seen from the south end on hwy1. If so, good choice. Although, it was a splitter finger crack in my dreams...

And what's this about? From wikipedia "Hollister Peak is on private property but within certain days of the year the peak is open to the public to climb during holiday's and for Indian tribes for religious purposes"

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