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Owl's Perch Area

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Submitted By: John Knight on Apr 9, 2009
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Description 

This area includes an interesting variety of moderate climbs. The Owl's Perch pinnacle offers great views with a bit of exposure. A good place to check out when Cracked Wall is too crowded or you need a little adventure. Some poison oak must be negotiated between the top of Cracked Wall and the Perch.

Getting There 

These climbs are located above Cracked Wall on or near the detached spire called Owl’s Perch. The best way to access the spire is to lead one of the routes on the right side of Cracked Wall - such as “Mouse Maze” (5.9) or “Lama” (5.10d R).

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 Owl's Perch Area:
Owl's Staircase   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Floyd Hayes leading Owl's Staircase 5.8. Photo by Cheri Ermshar.

Owl's Staircase 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Central Coast : ... : Owl's Perch Area
Walk toward the spire and look for the line of bolts (hard to miss). Connect the dots and enjoy a couple of big rest ledges along the way. Don't forget to look left after making the last clip! A feeling of exposure here and the view from the top makes the climb even better. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Owl's Perch Area Slideshow Add Photo
Overview of Owl's Perch Area. It is possible to traverse to Midnight Spire & Jam Crack area if you don't mind some bush whacking.
BETA PHOTO: Overview of Owl's Perch Area. It is possible to tr...
A view of Owl's Perch (circled in red) from the pond on Bishop Peak. You can access the spire by following the trail on the far right side of Cracked Wall. An alternative is to lead Mouse Maze and Knight Moves and tromp through some bushes.
BETA PHOTO: A view of Owl's Perch (circled in red) from the po...

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