Elevation: 18 ft
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Shared By: Rick Shull on Nov 2, 2006
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Description

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

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Karen Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 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/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 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