Elevation: 371 ft
GPS: 37.9095, -122.4828
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Description

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

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
 21
Jugs
Boulder
V0 4
 16
Southeast Face
Boulder
V1 5
 12
Gold Rush
Boulder
V1 5
 29
The Undercling
Boulder
V1 5
 23
The Crimper
Boulder
V1 5
 3
psychedelic side, standard route
Boulder
V2 5+
 23
Traverse Jr.
Boulder
V2 5+
 28
The Reach
Boulder
V2 5+
 43
The Flake
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 20
Fools Gold
Boulder
V2 5+
 26
Center Route
Boulder
V3 6A
 29
The Seam
Boulder
V5 6C
 25
Turtle Rock Traverse
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Split Rock Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
North Face Arete
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jugs Turtle Rock
 21
V0 4 Boulder
Southeast Face Turtle Rock
 16
V0 4 Boulder
Gold Rush Turtle Rock
 12
V1 5 Boulder
The Undercling Turtle Rock
 29
V1 5 Boulder
The Crimper Turtle Rock
 23
V1 5 Boulder
psychedelic side, standard… Turtle Rock
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Traverse Jr. Turtle Rock
 23
V2 5+ Boulder
The Reach Turtle Rock
 28
V2 5+ Boulder
The Flake Turtle Rock
 43
V2 5+ Boulder
Fools Gold Turtle Rock
 20
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Center Route Turtle Rock
 26
V2 5+ Boulder
The Seam Turtle Rock
 29
V3 6A Boulder
Turtle Rock Traverse Turtle Rock
 25
V5 6C Boulder
Split Rock Dihedral Split Rock
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
North Face Arete Split Rock
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
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