Elevation: 1,437 ft
GPS: 37.8471, -121.9258
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jun 28, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Falcon Nesting Closure at Castle Rock Details

Description

The Lower Tier: sport routes, trad routes and top ropes all exist on this lower section of climbing. The sport routes are slab/face climbing. The trad routes follow sandy, but fun, crack features. The climbs are tall for the Bay Area, up to about 100 feet in height.

Amazing Face, Bolt Route, and Dinosaur are the area's classic .10, .11, and .12 respectively. However, some newly bolted lines give them a run for their money! Ozone  (.10c) is also a classic that climbs under a unique feature.

Because of the fragile nature of this rock, don't climb this area for at least three days after a rain storm. Furthermore, anchors are set up below the edges in order to minimize rope-scarring (old evidence of which remains sadly visible). For the routes to the (climber's) right of the chimney, there are two mechanical bolts that allow for anchor access by rappel. For the routes to the (climber's) left, a large tree enables access by rappel. Please do not top-rope off the rappel bolts/tree - it degrades our most valuable resource as climbers: the rock itself!

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Refer to general overview for Boy Scout Rocks.

17 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 356
Amazing Face
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Gruntle
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 84
Ozone (a.k.a.) The Arch
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 64
Diagonal Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Once was Lost
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Toast
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c X
 23
Ozone Direct
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Earthcling
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Black Lives Matter
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Stegosaurus
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Miwok
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 122
Bolt Route
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Chameleon
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a R
 17
Dinosaur
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Amazing Face
 356
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Gruntle
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Ozone (a.k.a.) The Arch
 84
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Diagonal Crack
 64
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Once was Lost
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Toast
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ozone Direct
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c X Trad, TR
Earthcling
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Black Lives Matter
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Stegosaurus
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Miwok
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Bolt Route
 122
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Chameleon
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dinosaur
 17
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a R Sport
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