Elevation: 911 ft
GPS: 35.347, -120.825 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kristin McNamara on Jan 11, 2004
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Looking for a day of climbing by the beach? Well . . . the stuff *on* the beach is pretty crumbly, but how about across from it? Come on out to Cabrillo Peaks on a nice sunny day and enjoy your top roping and sport leading heaven. It's a great place to take beginners, and it is really the only area near SLO town that has easier routes. The rock is a bit slippery, which can make for exciting leads, but it is oh-so-photogenic.

Cabrillo Peak, 911', is one of the Nine Sisters or the Morros (which include Morro Rock, Cabrillo Peak, Black Hill, Hollister Peak, Cerro Romauldo, Chumash Peak, Bishop Peak - 1559', San Luis Peak, and Ishlay Hill) that are a chain of volcanic mountains of San Luis Obispo County of Central California. The rock type is primarily dactite. Originally magma welled up underneath a layer of softer rock and solidified. The softer overlying rock has mostly since eroded away.

Getting There

From San Luis Obispo drive north on Highway 1 and exit on South Bay Boulevard, hanging a left under the overpass. Drive on and over a bridge, look left, the driveway comes up pretty fast, but you'll see it. Park in the parking lot, and head up the trail.

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