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Routes in Main Rock

Left Arete V2 5+
Scary Arete V2+ 5+
Scary Overhang V4-5 6B+
Scotts Arete V5 6C
Scotts Roof V7 7A+
Warmup V0- 4-
Access Issue: Yearly fire hazard closures Details

Description

This bouldering area was once home to at least one short aid climb up an overhung rock of 20 feet. However, in the past 10 years, people have freed routes directly up the face of the main rock from V3 up to Vveryhard. Most routes fall into the category of V5 to about V9, with flat (mostly) dirt landings.

Pads are nice, as the upper reaches of most climbs don't let up and require spooky top outs to less steep terrain 12 or so feet off the ground.

You'll find the rock in the sun on sunny days, as the rock faces southwest. However, due to the location atop the Berkeley Hills, many times this entire area will be in fog.

No access issue.

Walk off the back to the easier (5.6ish) 10' downclimb.

Getting There

Approach time: Nov 16th - April 14th: 0 minutesApril 15th - Nov 15th: 5 minutes, since you'll have to walk down grizzly peak about .2 miles from the next parking pullout.

From the main parking pullout or entrance path from Grizzly Peak Ave, walk uphill on the left path. If you can't see the rock from the street, you shouldn't be climbing it.

6 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4-5 6B+
 8
Scary Overhang
Boulder
V5 6C
 6
Scotts Arete
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Scary Overhang
 8
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Scotts Arete
 6
V5 6C Boulder
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