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Andrew Molera S.P. Beach 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Jade Cove 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Partington Cove 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Salmon Creek 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
San Simeon 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Slate's Spire 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Willow Creek Picnic Ground 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Willow Road Area 0 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 28 ft
GPS: 35.839, -121.401 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jeff Beckman on Mar 8, 2004
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Big Sur is a huge park with tons of hiking and climbing. It stretches from the Monterey-San Luis Obispo county line to just south of Monterey bay.

Getting There

60 miles north of San Luis Obispo on Highway-1.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Sur

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1-2 5
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
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shredded skin San Simeon V1-2 5 Boulder
Regular Route Slate's Spire 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad
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Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
I have to agree with M. Morley's comment regarding Isaac T's statement about the potential for climbing & bouldering along the central coast of CA. While there is a lot of rock this area is OFF the beaten path and NOT on the road to any destination areas, so can't be considered really accessible and the rock quality varies greatly. Sep 17, 2012
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
HUGE potential might be overly optimistic. The rock quality along the coast is not exactly Yosemite granite. Sea stacks like Slate's Spire are worth climbing once "for the experience". Granted, the views are 5 star! Oct 11, 2007
Isaac T.
Yokosuka, Japan
Isaac T.   Yokosuka, Japan
This area has HUGE potential. There is seemingly limitless amazing formations with even more amazing backdrops! I am rather surprised that this area has not seen more development although I am sure the remoteness has something to do with it. There are many developed camp grounds and small resorts/hotels all along the coast. There is Ripplewood
There is also Treebones where you can stay in a Yurt! There is also the Ragged Point Inn
As for camping check out CampOne
Also if you are looking to grub out check out Rocky Point Restaurant
They are about 12 miles south of Monterey. Oct 11, 2007

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