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Elevation: 50 ft 15 m
GPS: 36.99868, -122.02371
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Shared By: jschwerdtfeger on Jan 21, 2016
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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.

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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.

53 Total Climbs

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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.
V2+ 5+
 9
The Pump
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 10
Rainy Day Sun
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 5
Limestone Traverse (low!)
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Get Lit
Boulder
V4 6B
 6
Beware of Trolls
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 4
Unnamed Cave Project 2
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 6
Zig-Zag
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Moose Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Under the Moss
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Unnamed
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Left Face
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
It’s Quale
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Unnamed
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 6
A Little Shake, a Little Tingle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Pump UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 9
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Rainy Day Sun UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 10
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Limestone Traverse (low!) UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 5
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Get Lit UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Beware of Trolls UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 6
V4 6B Boulder
Unnamed Cave Project 2 UC Santa Cruz > Forbidden Forest
 4
V7-8 7B Boulder
Zig-Zag Order of the Moose Wall
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Moose Crack Order of the Moose Wall
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Under the Moss Order of the Moose Wall
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Unnamed UC Santa Cruz > Troll House
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Left Face Order of the Moose Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
It’s Quale Order of the Moose Wall
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Unnamed Order of the Moose Wall
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
A Little Shake, a Little Ti… Order of the Moose Wall
 6
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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