Elevation: 135 ft
GPS: 38.429, -123.116 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Feb 11, 2003
Admins: Aron Quiter, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Covid-19 Closures! Details

Description

This rock is mostly top roping, though at a "mere" 30 feet, many people choose to boulder a lot of the routes as well.

Being out in the open, this rock will always be in the sun on one side or the other. It's out in the open, so this is a great place to climb on a sunny day. On a foggy, windy day, there is very little protection from the elements, and this would be a very chilly place to be.

Most routes are probably best lowered off, though brave souls will need to downclimb a 5.2 route to get off of the rock.

Pelican Arete (5.10a) is a must do, and is a pretty tough 5.10a!

Getting There

Approach time: 5 minutes.

From the turnoff into Gaot Rock State Park, drive ~ 1/4 mile to a large pullout on the left. There are several of these pullouts, and almost all will get you to the rocks. If the road goes up the hill and bends to the right, you've gone a little too far, and should turn around.

From the parking pullout, hike downhill into the meadow, where the rocks are a can't miss.

This is the tallest of the rocks.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunset Boulders

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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 Ram Rock
 55
V0 4 TR, Boulder
Mid-Term Mammoth Rock
 15
V0 4 Boulder
Wam-Up Face Mammoth Rock
 8
V0 4 Boulder
Skullcracker Lamb Boulder
 27
V2 5+ R Boulder
Sunset Traverse Mammoth Rock
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
Undercling Face Problem Mammoth Rock
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Hard Up Hard Boulder
 9
V3 6A Boulder
Potato Chip Arete Potato Chip Boulder
 6
V3 6A Boulder
Rock Scar Lamb Boulder
 12
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Corner Crack Potato Chip Boulder
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sunset Corner Ram Rock
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sunset Face Left Ram Rock
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 R TR, Boulder
Sunset Face Right Ram Rock
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Final Exam Mammoth Rock
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Killer Crack Ram Rock
 17
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2- 5+ R TR, Boulder
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