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Bench Wall 
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don't worry, be snappy 
Impossible Wall 
Jungle fever 
Left Arete 
Nat's Traverse 
New Wave 
Odyssey , The 
Odyssey Sit, The 
Over the Bulge 
Ramp, The 
Red's Revenge 
Stan's Treverse 
Sunshine (sit) 
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Mortar Rock  


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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jun 18, 2002
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Description 

A tougher area just up the hill from Indian rock. Almost all Bouldering, though some of the routes are highball enough that a top rope can be helpful.

The area is usually in the shade, helped by some large trees that hide most of the rock from Indian Rock Ave.

Decent is a simple walk off the back of the rock.

If you're up to it, Nat's Taverse (V8) is a must do.

Getting There 

From the main rock, head up hill on Indian Rock Ave. The rock is about a block up on the right side. Approach time: 2 minutes from the main rock, 10 seconds if you park on the street by Mortar rock.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',6],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mortar Rock:
Red's Revenge   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   
Over the Bulge   V3 6A R     Boulder, 10'   
Sunshine (sit)   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
The Ramp   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Black Plague   V6- 7A     Boulder, 10'   
Nat's Traverse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   
Stan's Treverse   V8 7B     Boulder   
Impossible Wall   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 18'   
Bench Wall   V? R     Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   
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Photo by Chris Macnamara (supertopo.com)

Nat's Traverse V8 7B  CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : Mortar Rock
The best problem in the Bay Area hands down! I can't believe it wasn't listed yet. The obvious line starting from the corner as you come up the stairs...pulling the corner is the first crux...(the top rail is off)...then the bulge right after the tree is the next crux...it ends on the ramp and is about 30 feet long.....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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