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Routes in Pebble Beach

Arborist, The T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bogey S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jenga S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lizard Lounge S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mothballs T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sand Trap T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Sand Wedge S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Where the Green Fern Grows S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Elevation: 5,000 ft
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Shared By: Kelley Gilleran on Apr 14, 2014
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50-60' tall 200' long west facing wall. Shade until noonish. Secluded area with a cool belay ledge. Great place to warm up for harder stuff. This cliff is a little dirty but has been cleaning up nicely with time. The cliff lies practically straight downhill from the Fast Food Wall a few hundred yards. There is a dirty fifth class scramble/solo around the right side of the cliff from the belay ledge if you want to setup TR. You can rappel from the live oak tree on the right side of the belay ledge to avoid having to downclimb the dirty fourth class approach with a pack when you leave.
No overnight camping on PG&E property Details

Getting There

2 approaches:

1-Hike past Steel Monkey travelling up-canyon on the east bank of the river for about 300 yards passing the gully trail (cairn) next to the Slide Wall area then cross a small talus field with a downed log. You will reach a small flat wooded area above the undermined east bank of the river. 4th class approach up to the wall marked with a cairn on the far left side of the cliff. The trail starts to deteriorate just before you spot the cairn.

2-Hike to Kudos. Just before you arrive at Kudos there is a large ponderosa pine on the right side of the trail. At this point break left (downhill) and follow stacked cairns down and right to the top of the cliff and rappel down to the belay ledge.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pebble Beach

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Arborist
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lizard Lounge
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Where the Green Fern Grows
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Arborist 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Mothballs 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Lizard Lounge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Where the Green Fern Grows 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jenga 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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Matt Franklin
Sacramento, CA
Matt Franklin   Sacramento, CA
The descent anchor on the tree is there for convenience. It is NOT booty! May 23, 2017
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca

Unless it's before noon, then you will be climbing in the shade. Steel Monkey is a good option after warming up at Pebble.. Jun 27, 2016
Zac Smith
Sacramento, CA
Zac Smith   Sacramento, CA
Avoid on hot days... Lots of sun with virtually no shade options. Jun 27, 2016
Erik O  
Beware of the Rattlesnake right at the base of the 4th Class going up to the base of the climbs (marked with rock cairn). It just sat there coiled up near dark on Friday 7/11/14 Jul 14, 2014
looking forward to checking this out. Apr 16, 2014

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