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Location: 36.4918, -121.2096 View Map  Incorrect?
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40 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',3],['5.8',6],['5.9',6],['5.10',11],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['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 West Side:
Costanoan   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 4 pitches   The Citadel
Walk the Plank   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Chockstone Dome
Old Original   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   Machete Ridge Area
Cool Daze   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Flumes Formation
Dos Equis   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Machete Ridge Area
Kibbles and Bits   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flumes Formation
Rebecca's Sailing   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Flumes Formation
Bits and Pieces   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flumes Formation
Lava Falls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   The Balconies
Shake-N-Bake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   The Balconies
Machete Direct    5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A1 R     Trad, Sport, Aid, 6 pitches, 700'   Machete Ridge Area
Cuidado!   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Machete Ridge Area
Son of Dawn Wall   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0-1 PG13     Trad, Sport, Aid, 4 pitches, 500'   Machete Ridge Area
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Various Routes up the front side of Machete. Much ...

Son of Dawn Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0-1 PG13  CA : Central Coast : ... : Machete Ridge Area
I feel this excellent mixed route may be better than Cuidado. It follows one of the most striking lines in the Park, and offers great and sustained adventure climbing.P1: Fun sport climbing on good rock. Enjoyable bulge with some cool, non-pinnacles like moves. A little loose up high, but a superfluous amount of bolts protect all moves. Ends at bolt belay.P2: Some bolt-pulling aid moves through a chossy steep section, much like Bills Bad Bolts. Then open face climbing in a groove. Some exciting ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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