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Elevation: 4 ft
GPS: 35.8558, -121.4153
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Shared By: Jeff Beckman on Mar 8, 2004 · Updates
Admins: andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Slate's Spire sticks out of the Pacific Ocean and is only accessible during minus tides and small surf so plan carefully. The rock is sandstone with some loose holds and be sure to watch out for crabs at the bottom. There is a little sandy spot on the beach that is good for setting up your hibachi.

Here's a good tide predictor: tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/n…

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Go north on Highway-1 about 65 miles. The parking area is between mile markers 7 and 8 in Monterey County. Hike south along the beach to get there.

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