California Ridge Rock Climbing
Routes in California Ridge
|Access Denied T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Ayatollah S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Band Aids On Road Rash T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|California Five-Eleven A S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Case Dismissed T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Guilty As Charged S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Mullah S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|GPS:||37.226, -122.099 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||15,173 total, 143/month|
|Shared By:||Steve R. on Mar 26, 2009|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionAn offwidth, some face climbing and a few cool roofs make up the mixed sport/trad climbing of California Ridge. Possible to toprope routes as well. Off the beaten path and in the Western Addition area of Castle Rock State Park.
Routes are maybe 50' or so. Cool views of the ocean and Monterey Bay.
Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details
Getting ThereSame as Aron's description to get to Chew Tooth (thanks Aron):
Approach Time: 15 - 25 minutes.
From the parking lot:Head downhill on the Saratoga Gap trail about 1/4 of a mile,until the first left turn, which indicated with a sign that it'stowards Catle Rock (0.3 miles).
Head up this trail until you see a signpost stating "trail ahead "though there is also a smaller trail that leads right anddownhill. You should take the downhill trail. This will shortly run you into a narrow dirt road which will have several branchings off of it. The one straigt ahead is the one your want to take.
This will quickly split into 2 trails, which you want to take the right one. After a very short while, you will see the top of the Chew Tooth on your left 10 feet left of the trail.
Now that you're at Chew tooth, resist the urge to take the right fork of the trail but instead follow the trail straight and in a minute or so you will see the top of California Ridge ahead. It is on the right side of the trail as it makes a sharp left turn. You can set up a toprope or follow the trail around to the left of the formation
Classic Climbing Routes at California Ridge
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