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Elevation: 371 ft 113 m
GPS: 37.9095, -122.4828
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Shared By: jared toettcher on Sep 4, 2002 · Updates
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Ring Mountain is a scenic collection of boulders in the Marin Headlands, ranging from about 20 to 50 feet in height. They offer a variety of problems and top roped climbing on some interesting rock.

No useful bolts or anchors are present on the rocks. Bring long slings (~40') and nuts to take care of your anchor needs. The rock is friendly on the hands; it's good for sticking small holds. Feet tend to be a bit more slippery. The rock at Turtle Rock is schist and somewhat reminiscent Rumney, NH.

Access is free and the area is open from sunrise to sunset.

Getting There Suggest change

To get there, exit at Paradise Drive from the 101 freeway a few exits south from where it meets the 580.

At the off ramps, drive a short distance east, towards the Bay. On Google Maps this shows as Tamalpais Drive.

Paradise Road is the very first possible right hand turn, and comes before the traffic light.

Follow Paradise Drive as it winds south and east for around 2 miles.

Turn right onto Taylor Road, and follow it to its end.

Park your vehicle here.

At the parking lot there are two paved paths leading into the hills. Walking uphill and to the left will bring you to Split Rock. Walking uphill and to the right will bring you to Turtle Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ring Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 20
Southeast Face
Boulder
V0 4
 25
Jugs
Boulder
V1 5
 36
The Undercling
Boulder
V1 5
 28
The Crimper
Boulder
V2 5+
 32
The Reach
Boulder
V2 5+
 49
The Flake
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 21
Fools Gold
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 25
Traverse Jr.
Boulder
V3 6A
 34
The Seam
Boulder
V5 6C
 27
Turtle Rock Traverse
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4-
 21
Split Rock Dihedral
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
East Face
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
North Face Arete
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Pinball Wizard
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Pinball Direct
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Face Turtle Rock
 20
V0 4 Boulder
Jugs Turtle Rock
 25
V0 4 Boulder
The Undercling Turtle Rock
 36
V1 5 Boulder
The Crimper Turtle Rock
 28
V1 5 Boulder
The Reach Turtle Rock
 32
V2 5+ Boulder
The Flake Turtle Rock
 49
V2 5+ Boulder
Fools Gold Turtle Rock
 21
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Traverse Jr. Turtle Rock
 25
V2+ 5+ Boulder
The Seam Turtle Rock
 34
V3 6A Boulder
Turtle Rock Traverse Turtle Rock
 27
V5 6C Boulder
Split Rock Dihedral Split Rock
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4- Trad, TR, Boulder
East Face Split Rock
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
North Face Arete Split Rock
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Pinball Wizard Split Rock
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Pinball Direct Split Rock
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
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