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Elevation: 269 ft 82 m
GPS: 37.7655, -122.4368
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jun 18, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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AREA CLOSURE: The park where the Beaver Street Wall base area is located is currently closed due to rockfall in Spring 2023. It is not currently known when the park will reopen as of June 2023 there is still uncleaned rockfall near the base of the climbs. 

Located in the city of San Francisco, this area is part of the San Francisco Parks system, so access is not a concern. You're in San Francisco, so the weather can be wonderful, but is most likely going to be foggy and windy.

This small toprope area holds some interesting climbing on very glasslike rock, that can be quite tough on the hands, and in places almost impossible to smear. On the harder routes, if you can find it a grip, finger hold, nub, anything, you'll probably need it. This crag contains some great balancy moves, despite it's limited number of climbs.

There are chains connected to the fence above to set up an anchor, which can be accessed by walking south on Beaver Street, taking the alley to the right, and following the path behind the tennis courts up the backside of the wall. Do not climb the part of the wall facing the street (the one with the No Climbing sign), the neighbors have complained about rocks falling onto the sidewalk and hitting cars.

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1. Google Map Beaver Street. Where it hits 15th, it looks like an L. Right at the corner of that L, there is a staircase that goes up between two houses. That staircase leads to Flint St. You can park right there on Flint. Or on Beaver. Or hell, right in the park where the base of the cliff is if you want.

2. Up at the top of the staircase at the dead-end on Flint St, there are some tennis courts. There is an obvious trail right there. Follow the trail up and to the right, alongside the fence. Follow the fence. At the top, there is another fence running perpendicular to the one you just followed. That's the fence at the top of the cliff.

3. There is a section of fence that has a double fence. Like a newer, shinier fence installed. That is where the anchor is.

4. There are some chains. I don't know if they are trustworthy or not. You can also build an anchor off the newer fence's cross member.

5. There is STILL a nut stuck in the lower part of the climb. It looks like it's jammed in there pretty hard.

6. You DO NOT need a permit. We called the number on the sign and they said they are taking the sign down, as it was put up by some other department who has a stick up their bum. No permit needed. Climb to your heart's content.

Thanks to FourT6and2 ... for this recent beta.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Beaver Street Wall

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
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Crack Direct
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 85
The Crack
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 17
Right of Direct Start
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Dawn Juan
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Crack Direct
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R TR
The Crack
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 TR
Right of Direct Start
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R TR
Dawn Juan
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
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