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Assembly Line TR 
Center Face TR 
Dream Theme TR 
Dyno-Soar TR 
Hoblet Roof TR 
Karen Rock Traverse 
Karen Crack T 
Lizard Head TR 
Look Again TR 
Nightmare TR 
Sky Hook TR 
Standard Route TR 
Unknown T 
Urchin TR 

Karen Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 41.03019, -124.11231 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Nov 2, 2006
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Description 

The tallest formation at Moonstone Beach is Karen Rock. Numerous 60 foot topropes, variations, and a couple trad excursions can be found here. It faces west collecting the afternoon sun and is often strung with ropes on a nice day.

Getting There 

Walk north up the beach for 75 yards. Look right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Karen Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Karen Rock:
Karen Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Standard Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 60'   
Unknown   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   
Urchin   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 60'   
Lizard Head   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 40'   
Assembly Line   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, Chipped, 60'   
Dyno-Soar   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Dream Theme   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 55'   
Nightmare   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     TR, 60'   
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Featured Route For Karen Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Both starts are shown.

Dyno-Soar 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Redwood Coast : ... : Karen Rock
The route starts on the face between Urchin and Assembly Line. Climb straight up to the roof. It would be wise to rest under the roof because the crux is directly above and requires a lot of strength and endurance. Grab the horn sticking out to the left, and the sideways jug above that before working your way left to a 3 finger pocket and a crimp. Smear your way up and dino to a good jug up and to the left. From there, work your way back to the right across the face and up over the ledge to top ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Karen Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: karen
karen
Rock Climbing Photo: from the fossil cave
from the fossil cave
Rock Climbing Photo: from the fossil cave
from the fossil cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainy Day, 1987.
Rainy Day, 1987.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another karen rock picture.....
Another karen rock picture.....
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun in the sun on a December Saturday.
Fun in the sun on a December Saturday.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Urchin (5.10c), Karen Rock
Climber on Urchin (5.10c), Karen Rock

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By Sam Prentice
Sep 27, 2007
Walk up sandy trail. Set up TR. Climb solid conglomerate to see foggy redwoods and meandering estuary, or belay from sand as sun sets.

Heaven on earth, either way.
By CrimperE6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Nov 9, 2014
pretty average climbing, guidebooks make out there is way more lines, but only really 4 or so, rest are eliminate. Karen crack a fun lead. Can be foggy oh and watch for dog shit...

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