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Elevation: 20 ft
GPS: 37.89652, -122.63934
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Description Suggest change

Can be crowded with beachgoers, but they will politely move and watch you crank on the boulders. The tides and beachgoers bring/leave lots of trash around the boulders. Do your part and bring a trash bag and carry out what you can. There are trash and recycling cans at the southern tip of the parking lot. Good stewardship matters.

The difficulty of climbing depends on tide levels and the shifting of sand. It can be a little on the slick side depending on the fog level along the coast. 

The rock quality is superb for the most part. So get your shoes on and get cranking.

Also, the town of Stinson is quite a nice little place to hang out and have a good meal or just take a picnic lunch with you, but don't forget to bring a decent bottle of wine along to enjoy after climbing. Box wine is unacceptable here as you're in wine heaven.

Getting There Suggest change

Just north of Mickey's Beach off of Highway 1. Go north on the (1) from the (101). There are signs that lead to Stinson State Beach. Hike down to the south end of the beach where all the boulders are.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Stinson Beach

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 4
Old Woman Arête
Boulder
V0-1 4+
 5
The Sandwich (The Buttwich)
Boulder
V1-2 5
 4
Southwest Arete
Boulder
V3 6A
 27
Standard Route
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Central Scrutinizer
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 7
Arete
Boulder
V6 7A
 13
Smiley Face (stand)
Boulder
V6 7A
 10
Smiley Face (Sit)
Boulder
V7 7A+
 20
Little Wing
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
Smiley Face Left (aka Long Face)
Boulder
V8 7B
 21
Little Wing (Sit)
Boulder
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c V3 6A
 9
V3/5.11
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Old Woman Arête Old Woman Boulder
 4
V0 4 Boulder
The Sandwich (The Buttwich) Old Man Boulder
 5
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Southwest Arete Old Man Boulder
 4
V1-2 5 Boulder
Standard Route Are You Experienced B…
 27
V3 6A Boulder
Central Scrutinizer Are You Experienced B…
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Arete Are You Experienced B…
 7
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Smiley Face (stand) Are You Experienced B…
 13
V6 7A Boulder
Smiley Face (Sit) Are You Experienced B…
 10
V6 7A Boulder
Little Wing Are You Experienced B…
 20
V7 7A+ Boulder
Smiley Face Left (aka Long… Are You Experienced B…
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
Little Wing (Sit) Are You Experienced B…
 21
V8 7B Boulder
V3/5.11 Old Man Boulder
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c V3 6A TR, Boulder
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