Grizzly Peak Boulders Climbing
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|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Jul 5, 2002|
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You will find interesting traversy problems, in addition to some challenging overhung routes on the large initial main rock.
The rock is a volcanic mix that is signature of bouldering in Berkeley, with similar rock found at Indian Rock. Some of the rock is crumbly, though it has cleaned up for the most part on established routes.
Perhaps these rocks and climbs have names, but I'm not aware of most of them. If you know the names, please let me know, and I'll update any descriptions.
The rocks continue into the trees, and up for a ways, though climbable rocks stop after 40 yards or so.
From the South:
From Westbound 24 (after the Bay Bridge, Highway 13 or 880) the 13 North exit towards Berkeley. Follow this into Berkeley first up and then down the winding tunnel road until the third stop light, where you shuold go right on Domingo Ave. This short street will head left after 1 block, and then into a stop sign, which is Claremont Avenue. Head up the Canyon to the top of the hill, which is about 2 miles. At the stop sign at the top, take a left on Grizzly Peak road, and the rocks will be clearly visible on the right 30 feet from the road about 3 miles later after a couple of consecutive 15 mile per hour turns.
From Eastbound 24 (Contra Costa County / San Jose / Central Valley, etc):
Just before the Caldecott Tunnel, exit highway 24 on Fish Ranch Road. follow the winding exit ramp uphill, until a right turn on to Fish Ranch Road at the stop sign. Follow Fish Ranch uphill to the stop sign, which is Grizzly Peak where you should go right. The rocks will be clearly visible on the right 30 feet from the road about 2 miles later after a couple of consecutive 15 mile per hour turns.
Parking November 16th - April 14th is on either side of the road (assuming it's wide enough not to interrupt through traffic on Grizzly peak) near the boulders.
Parking April 15th - November 15th is uphill (southward) about .2 miles to a pullout on the East side of the road.
Classic Climbing Routes at Grizzly Peak Boulders
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