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Elevation: 911 ft
GPS: 35.3467, -120.8252
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Shared By: Kristin McNamara Horowitz on Jan 11, 2004
Admins: andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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 Suggest change

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Cabrillo Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 59
Corner Route
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Chimney Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 36
Black Gold
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Red Dawn
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
Secret of Foo
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Step Aside
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 26
Chimney Sweep
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 8
Tecnu
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Nuggets
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Boobalicious
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Brain Surgery
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Step Up
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Nasal Drip
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Brown Smoothies
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Olas Negras
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Corner Route Rock Land
 59
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
Chimney Crack Rock Land
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Black Gold El Dorado
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Sport
Red Dawn Park Ridge Rock
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Secret of Foo Rock Land
 46
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Step Aside Rock Land
 26
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Chimney Sweep Rock Land
 26
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Tecnu Wilderness Wall
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Nuggets El Dorado
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Boobalicious Park Ridge Rock
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Brain Surgery Old Stone Face
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Step Up Rock Land
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Nasal Drip Old Stone Face
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, TR
Brown Smoothies El Dorado
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Olas Negras El Dorado
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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