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Location: 37.88859, -122.63268 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Sep 14, 2002
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Description 

This is the main rock at Mickey's beach. When you head down the main path into Mickey's beach, this will be the prominent rock you see. There are approximately 20 routes on the main rock, mostly quite tough. There are two 5.10's (a b and c) and then a few .11d's, the rest comprising of .12's and lower end 13's.

There are no access issues here, as the state parks system has turned a blind eye on the area. All they ask is that if you bolt, make sure to maintain what you've added.

There are tons of classics on the main rock, and if you're into tough climbing and are spending some time in the bay area and don't want to drive more than a few hours, this is where you should be.

This area will be in the sun most of the time, but some of the lower routes are tide dependent, as the rock sits literally on the beach. Beware of fog in the morning, and also in the winter months.


Getting There 

From the main parking lot, head down the major path that was recently cleaned (September 14th, 2002 thank you Rock Rendevous). The main rock will be the prominent rock in the middle of the first cluster you see as you come to the beach.

The majority of climbs are around the right side of the rock.


Climbing Season


12 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Rock:
Walkin' a Thin Line   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Left Slab   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Courtney   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pelicans   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hot Tuna   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Sex Porpoises   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wet Dreams   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Main Rock
The climb in 2 combined pictures.  The route starts right of the arete below and continues straight up to the first bolt and beyond. Have fun.

Naked and Disfigured 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : Main Rock
This is a classic, difficult Mickey's beach climb. Climb just right of the Mickey's Beach Arete (5.13b), up the leftmost bolt line on the side of the rock facing straight out towards the ocean. This route has a little of everything. Start on an approximately 5.12a crimpy section, climb a flake, have fun with a few underclings, enjoy a few tiny crimps, and then stick big moves onto slopers until a fun finishing move.As you're climbing this overhung route, you may think to yourself, "There are ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Main Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Me belaying a friend on the Mickeys main wall
Me belaying a friend on the Mickeys main wall
Friend max on the easy part of the rock.
Friend max on the easy part of the rock.
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