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Routes in Sport Rock (aka North Pointed Rock)

Blue Heron S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Calimari S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Seagull Arete S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
South Side Center Top Rope TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wrist Slitter Traverse V3 6A R
Elevation: 7 ft
GPS: 38.458, -123.146 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Mar 21, 2004
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The only established sport routes are on a rock on the North side of the peninsula. There are currently 3 established bolt lines, but other sections can be top-roped with a 10 foot sling. There are also a few bouldering routes.

Schist is the name of the game, and the rock is quite loose in some areas.

Having climbing on all sides of the rock, you will find the sun beating down somewhere on the rock unless it's foggy out.

If you're crazy, you can walk off this rock to the South following the Seagull Arete. Otherwise rappelling off the top bolts is your best bet.

The best route on the wall is definately Blue Heron (5.10c), though top roping the West side of the rock is also an excellent route.

Getting There

Approach time: 10 minutes from the parking area. 1 minute from the beach.Once down on the beach, head right up and over the bulge. The bolts of Seagull Arete will become visible once you've reached the highest point of the path.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sport Rock (aka North Pointed Rock)

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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Blue Heron
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blue Heron 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
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Max McKinnon
San Jose, CA
Max McKinnon   San Jose, CA
I added the correct map and photos. The current map shows it inside the Russian River Peninsula and Penny Island which is completely false. It took me 2-3 hours of walking around before I gave up, and I never found this during my trip out there.

The map below is correct:

Apr 12, 2015

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