The Rock of Ages Climbing
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DescriptionThe Rock of Ages is found just behind the Pagoda. It has a large distinctive cave half way up the wall. The rock can range form crumbly and loose to solid and clean. The base of this wall is a great place to hang out when the temps soar. You can always find shade and a nice cool breeze comes up from the bottom of the canyon. This rock sees the most traffic in the canyon, but you'll still be lucky to see anyone.
Getting ThereFrom Stage Road (the main fire trail) The Rock of Ages shares its approach with Pulpit and Pagoda Rock. On the left of the trail is a wooden post for Nature Walk 8. Past that on the right is a post for Nature Walk 11, then a bench, then Nature Walk 10. Shortly after that, on the left, is the straight, narrow, well-worn dirt trail you want (goes uphill and to the right). Immediately after the trail entrance is a small dried creek. If you hit the post for Nature Walk 9 you've gone too far. If you hit the green gate you've gone even farther.
After a short hike up the trail and over some rocks you'll see Pulpit on the left. It's the first area and it's hard to miss with its bolted route right next to the approach. Shortly up past Pulpit is Pagoda Rock, and shortly up past that is The Rock of Ages. Getting from Pagoda to Rock of Ages requires scrambling over some big rocks.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Rock of Ages
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