Goat Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Feb 10, 2003|
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DescriptionSitting 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 ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Goat Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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