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Summit Rock contains some really beautiful views of the San Jose area from the tops of the climbs. It's too bad that the bottoms of the climbs and often the interemediate ledges are filled with trash and broken glass from picnicers and partyers above. So, beware sticking your hands places you haven't seen if you're climbing a route for the first time, especially if it looks like the route hasn't been climbed in a while.
From the main Castle rock gate: Travel north in your car on Skyline Boulevard about a half mile. After passing the Los Altos gun club on the left (the have a large banner-like sign) you will see a large driveway on the right approximately a 1/4 mile later. There is a parking area 100 yards in.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Summit Rock:
University of Santa Clara Practice Climb 1 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Bolt Filcher 5.10d Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Fecolagniac 5.11b R Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Rectalphobiac 5.11b R Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Skill Saw Gourmet 5.11d Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Rigormorris 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Featured Route For Summit Rock
Rectalphobiac 5.11b R CA : SF Bay Area : ... : Summit Rock
This route begins below a large rock in the middle of the lower tier of climbing. A fun route that has an overhung section, some neato caves, and also a tough slab section at the top. Falling prior to the first clip is really not a great idea, as the bounce into the glassy sand deck wouldn't be fun. The section after the 2nd bolt is runout, but simple and fun. The crux is getting to the last bolt on a balancy slab. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA