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Routes in The Oyster Bar

Bearded Oyster T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Boner Donor S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Buckets of Blort T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
I Saw Elvis S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Oyster Bar, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Path Of The Oyster S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stress Puppet T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 4,500 ft
GPS: 33.991, -116.141 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Josh Beck on Apr 7, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

On the lower right end of the Cowboy Crags area as viewed from the road, this rock features a handful of generally south facing dihedrals and face routes and around on the eastern side, it's namesake routes Oyster Bar 5.11b and Path of the Oyster 5.11c.

Getting There

Park at the paved parking (not just a turnout but a small lot) a short distance past Ryan Campground. A trail leads from here to the base of Target Rock. At the base of the crag head left and follow the base of the crag to a large rocky and vegetated ravine. Travel up this (stay right, easy) and towards the top turn left to keep the terrain easiest. This should eventually deposit you at the Oyster Bar. Maybe 20 minutes from the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Oyster Bar

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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The Oyster Bar
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Path Of The Oyster
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The Oyster Bar 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Path Of The Oyster 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Mr. Stevens
Boulder, CO
Mr. Stevens   Boulder, CO
Take the approach that C Miller describes above. Way more pleasant. Also, this is a fantastic winter wall. BAKES in the sun from sun rise until 1-2 pm around X-mas/new years. Probably not good if it's windy, though... Jan 3, 2016
C Miller   CA  
Another, perhaps better, approach to the upper Oyster Bar routes is to head around past Conrad Rock and the southern entrance to The Asylum and then contour across the hillside to the east-facing Oyster Bar routes. Although this way may be a little longer, the elevation gain is more gradual and as a bonus you hike past all of the best climbs in the area. Apr 20, 2013

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