Goat Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.228, -122.108 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Melissa Moore on Jun 20, 2002|
Aron Quiter, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
History (Admin Only): Justin Johnsen handled an improvement for this area Jan 2, 2019
It's a pretty sweet mix of slabs and overhung, cave-like climbs, with lots of pockets all around.
The rock itself is 110 feet high, but the routes run no longer than 80 feet.
From the top you get an even more breathtaking view of the valley.
The only bolts are on the "Left Side of Great Roof" (and they're a little sketchy to walk out to). There are a number of bolts on the top for the "easy" routes but no hangars. You can run a long sling around the large horn on the top for the right hand side routes.
The climbs range from 5.4 to 5.12a, with something for everyone.
This rock is great if you have people with varying skill levels in your group.
The top rope bolts are easily accessed, but you should definitely bring long slings to set up your top rope if you want your rope to last on this sandstone.
If you're planning on staying 'til sundown don't forget to bring a headlamp or flashlight... otherwise the hike out gets very tricky.
Classics on Goat Rock include Great Roof (5.10b) and the Left Side (5.12a) for more advanced climbers, and Swiss Cheese (5.4-5.7) for less experienced climbers.
It is also possible to access Goat rock from the backpack camp via the ridge trail.
Classic Climbing Routes at Goat Rock
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