Elevation: 371 ft
GPS: 37.91, -122.483 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jared toettcher on Sep 4, 2002 with improvements by Robert Hall
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Covid-19 Closures! Details

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.
V1 5
 5
Gold Rush
Boulder
V1 5
 7
The Undercling
Boulder
V1 5
 5
The Crimper
Boulder
V1+ 5
 6
Hidden Shell NW
Boulder
V2 5+
 14
Traverse Jr.
Boulder
V2 5+
 16
The Flake
Boulder
V2 5+
 6
Jugs
Boulder
V3 6A
 14
The Seam
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 7
Fools Gold
Boulder
V5- 6C
 18
Turtle Rock Traverse
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 4
Split Rock Chimney
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Split Rock Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Left Wall
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
North Face Arete
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Pinball Direct
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gold Rush Turtle Rock
 5
V1 5 Boulder
The Undercling Turtle Rock
 7
V1 5 Boulder
The Crimper Turtle Rock
 5
V1 5 Boulder
Hidden Shell NW Turtle Rock
 6
V1+ 5 Boulder
Traverse Jr. Turtle Rock
 14
V2 5+ Boulder
The Flake Turtle Rock
 16
V2 5+ Boulder
Jugs Turtle Rock
 6
V2 5+ Boulder
The Seam Turtle Rock
 14
V3 6A Boulder
Fools Gold Turtle Rock
 7
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Turtle Rock Traverse Turtle Rock
 18
V5- 6C Boulder
Split Rock Chimney Split Rock
 4
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
Split Rock Dihedral Split Rock
 8
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Left Wall Split Rock
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
North Face Arete Split Rock
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Pinball Direct Split Rock
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
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