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Routes in Karen Rock

Assembly Line TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Center Face TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dream Theme TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dyno-Soar TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hoblet Roof TR 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Karen Rock Traverse V3+ 6A+
Karen Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lizard Head TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Look Again TR 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Nightmare TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sky Hook TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Standard Route TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Urchin TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Way Hard Rock Climbin' Betty TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Description [Suggest Change]

The tallest formation at Moonstone Beach is Karen Rock. Numerous 60 foot topropes, variations, and a couple trad excursions can be found here. It faces west collecting the afternoon sun and is often strung with ropes on a nice day.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Walk north up the beach for 75 yards. Look right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Karen Rock

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Karen Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Standard Route
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Unknown
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Urchin
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Lizard Head
TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
Assembly Line
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Dyno-Soar
TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Dream Theme
TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Nightmare
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Karen Crack
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Standard Route
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Unknown
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Urchin
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Lizard Head
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Assembly Line
 18
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Dyno-Soar
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Dream Theme
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
Nightmare
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
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Walk up sandy trail. Set up TR. Climb solid conglomerate to see foggy redwoods and meandering estuary, or belay from sand as sun sets.

Heaven on earth, either way. Sep 27, 2007
Crimper E6
cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Crimper E6   cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
pretty average climbing, guidebooks make out there is way more lines, but only really 4 or so, rest are eliminate. Karen crack a fun lead. Can be foggy oh and watch for dog shit... Nov 9, 2014

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