Elevation: 20 ft
GPS: 38.447, -123.126 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Feb 10, 2003
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Description

Sitting above and on the ocean, Goat Rock is a great place for bouldering and top roping. There are a few trad routes, but it's not a place you should head if your entire day is planned around being a trad monkey.

This is a gorgeous place, and all bay area climbers should make their way out to Goat Rock at least once. The routes are quite varied in difficulty, from 5.2 to V10, as are the styles of climbing.

The rock, as most other bay area locations is a random assortment of beautiful rock, blues, reds, greens, whites and black. There will more information on the geology of the area as time allows.

Climbing is free, as are the waves.

The bouldering routes are all walk offs, and most of the climbing routes you will need to lower off.

The only downside of the existing routes in some people's minds could be that you've got to climb an exposed 5.2 30' to get to the top of the rock!

Getting There

From the South:

To access Goat Rock, take the Railroad Ave exit from the 101 North in Petaluma.

Turn left onto Railroad ave, then right on Stony Point Road.

Continue on Stony Point for about 2 miles and then turn left onto Roblar Road.

Drive on Roblar Road for about 6.5 miles and then turn right at the intersection with Valley Ford road.

Go north through the town of Bodega Bay along the coast.

After approximately 9 miles, you will see the sign and eventual left turn to Goat Rock Beach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Goat Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 55
Pelican Arete
TR, Boulder
V0 4
 15
Mid-Term
Boulder
V0 4
 8
Wam-Up Face
Boulder
V2 5+ R
 27
Skullcracker
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Sunset Traverse
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Undercling Face Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 9
Hard Up
Boulder
V3 6A
 6
Potato Chip Arete
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 12
Rock Scar
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Corner Crack
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Sunset Corner
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 R
 23
Sunset Face Left
TR, Boulder
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Sunset Face Right
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Final Exam
TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2- 5+ R
 17
Killer Crack
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pelican Arete Sunset Boulders > Ram Rock
 55
V0 4 TR, Boulder
Mid-Term Sunset Boulders > Mammoth Rock
 15
V0 4 Boulder
Wam-Up Face Sunset Boulders > Mammoth Rock
 8
V0 4 Boulder
Skullcracker Sunset Boulders > Lamb Boulder
 27
V2 5+ R Boulder
Sunset Traverse Sunset Boulders > Mammoth Rock
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
Undercling Face Problem Sunset Boulders > Mammoth Rock
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Hard Up Sunset Boulders > Hard Boulder
 9
V3 6A Boulder
Potato Chip Arete Sunset Boulders > Potato Chip Boulder
 6
V3 6A Boulder
Rock Scar Sunset Boulders > Lamb Boulder
 12
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Corner Crack Sunset Boulders > Potato Chip Boulder
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sunset Corner Sunset Boulders > Ram Rock
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sunset Face Left Sunset Boulders > Ram Rock
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 R TR, Boulder
Sunset Face Right Sunset Boulders > Ram Rock
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Final Exam Sunset Boulders > Mammoth Rock
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Killer Crack Sunset Boulders > Ram Rock
 17
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2- 5+ R TR, Boulder
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