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Carmel Bay

California > Central Coast

Getting There

Take Scenic Road south from Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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Pano of the general area.
[Hide Photo] Pano of the general area.
Stewart's Cove at sunset.
[Hide Photo] Stewart's Cove at sunset.

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[Hide Comment] Something really needs to be fixed with this page, if not removed altogether.

The routes are all listed as "trad" despite being obvious boulder problems, and use sport/trad ratings.

To be fair, I haven't climbed any of these yet for myself, but from the images none of them appear to be much of a problem at all. Apr 24, 2013
walkerkiwiranger Walker
Isla Vista, CA
[Hide Comment] Visited a few weeks ago. Not a bad spot if you want to hang out on the beach and derp around on some small granite formations but the area has little to offer besides that. Jun 12, 2013
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
[Hide Comment] Lordy, Lordy, Lordy. Despite your assertion that these problems don't appear to be much at all, they are in fact quite entertaining. Should you happen to be traveling through the Central Coast and want to stop and enjoy the beach while you work on your finger strength the boulders have a lot to offer. The site is somewhat diminished from what was originally posted as a local guidebook author/gear retailer contacted me and requested removing the area, but after the initial postings I wasn't able to remove all in the content. If it really bothers you you could try to get a MP administrator to remove it, but I wasn't able to even after several attempts. Again, despite your admitted lack of first-hand experience on the boulders at Carmel Beach there are some fun and challenging problems here. Good luck. Jun 30, 2019