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Urban bouldering is found in a number of park around the city of Berkeley.

Afterwards, a decent selection of beer can be found at the local Safeway, which is on Shattuck Place about a mile south of the rock. There are also numerous breweries and bars in Berkeley's downtown area, and also on Telegraph Avenue, which can be found just south of the U.C. Berkeley campus.

Camping can be done in a few nearby parks. Check the East Bay Regional Park District Camping web page for current details.

Getting There 

See individual parks for directions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

86 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',44],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Berkeley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Berkeley:
Pegboard   V1 5     Boulder, 18'   Indian Rock
Watercourse   V1 5 R     TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'   Indian Rock
Warmup Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
The Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 18'   Indian Rock
Center Overhang (aka Pitfall)   V3 6A R     TR, Boulder, 20'   Indian Rock
Flake Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Indian Rock
The Ramp   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
The Bubble   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   Indian Rock
Sunshine (sit)   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
Indian Rock Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Indian Rock
Black Plague   V6- 7A     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
The Seam   V7 7A+ R     Boulder   Indian Rock
The Great Stone Face   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Great Stone Face Rock Park : Great Stone Face
Stan's Treverse   V8 7B     Boulder   Mortar Rock
Nat's Traverse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
Impossible Wall   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 18'   Mortar Rock
Cragmont Undercling   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Northeast Face
Moss Slab   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Northeast Face
The Cave Lieback   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Southeast Face
Farewell to Arms   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Southeast Face
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Featured Route For Berkeley
Rock Climbing Photo: Overhung Roof Center, Indian Rock

Center Overhang (aka Pitfall) V3 6A CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Indian Rock
This route ascends the lower overhung roof to the left of the chimney in the main bouldering area. It is located about 15 feet left of the main chimney. Begin the climb by starting up the face just on the left side of the roof, and then pull your way up the main section of the overhang. The top of the rock is off until you get to the basketball- like jug to the middle-right of the roof. There is a prominent sidepull about 10 feet off the ground, and the crux is getting a hand pulling from this ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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