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Elevation: 135 ft 41 m
GPS: 38.42931, -123.11572
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Feb 11, 2003
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

40 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunset Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 21
Mid-Term
Boulder
V2 5+ R
 39
Skullcracker
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
Sunset Traverse
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
Undercling Face Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 14
Hard Up
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
Potato Chip Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 16
Rock Scar
Boulder
V5 6C
 10
The Specialist
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 17
Gullsville
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b V0 4
 6
Corner Crack
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Sunset Corner
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 R
 35
Sunset Face Left
TR, Boulder
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Sunset Face Right
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V1- 5-
 71
Pelican Arete
TR, Boulder
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2- 5+ R
 25
Killer Crack
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mid-Term Mammoth Rock
 21
V1 5 Boulder
Skullcracker Lamb Boulder
 39
V2 5+ R Boulder
Sunset Traverse Mammoth Rock
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
Undercling Face Problem Mammoth Rock
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
Hard Up Hard Boulder
 14
V3 6A Boulder
Potato Chip Arete Potato Chip Boulder
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Rock Scar Lamb Boulder
 16
V4 6B Boulder
The Specialist Lamb Boulder
 10
V5 6C Boulder
Gullsville Ram Rock
 17
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Corner Crack Potato Chip Boulder
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b V0 4 Boulder
Sunset Corner Ram Rock
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sunset Face Left Ram Rock
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 R TR, Boulder
Sunset Face Right Ram Rock
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Pelican Arete Ram Rock
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V1- 5- TR, Boulder
Killer Crack Ram Rock
 25
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2- 5+ R TR, Boulder
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