Elevation: 50 ft
GPS: 36.999, -122.024 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Felton.

Santa Cruz’s watersheds/watercourses hold a variety of polished granite crags, some reaching up to 50'. Many of the established climbing spots were bolted then abandoned in the 80's and 90's. The riverbed granite is solid in quality, often shaded, and always mossy. There's some great local crags that are being rediscovered, re-bolted (if needed) and cleaned in a responsible manner. Crowds are minimal, approaches are adventurous, and there’s often a swimming hole near by.

Getting There

HW 17, North of Santa Cruz before Scotts Valley, and HW 9 Before Felton.
Current reestablishment is focusing on Carbonara Creek and the San Lorenzo River.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Santa Cruz

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 6
Calm Before the Storm
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 6
The Pump
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 6
Rainy Day Sun
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
double-ply
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 4
Limestone Traverse (low!)
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Get Lit
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 4
Sabotoge
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 3
Zig-Zag
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Moose Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Under the Moss
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Left Face
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
It’s Quale
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Calm Before the Storm UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 6
V-easy 3 Boulder
The Pump UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 6
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Rainy Day Sun UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 6
V2-3 5+ Boulder
double-ply UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Limestone Traverse (low!) UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 4
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Get Lit UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Sabotoge UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 4
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Zig-Zag Order of the Moose Wall
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Moose Crack Order of the Moose Wall
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Under the Moss Order of the Moose Wall
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Left Face Order of the Moose Wall
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
It’s Quale Order of the Moose Wall
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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