Elevation: 1,423 ft
GPS: 36.498, -121.203 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Jun 9, 2020
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Description

Bad Man Mezzanine and the terraces above and to the south have a number of popular one and two pitch routes.  There are two different ways to descend Bad Man Mezzanine which is the terrace in the middle of the wall with a large pine tree growing at it's top.  On the north side, at the base of a class 4 chimney, find a two-bolt anchor with chains which is the first of two single rope rappels.  Be careful doing the second rappel.  It is overhanging and ends in an area with lots of the dreaded poison oak.  Be careful pulling your rope as well.

On the south side of Bad Man Mezzanine scramble about 100 feet south to the two-bolts and chains for the anchor on top of the route Bandits in Bondage.  A double rope rappel gets one to the ground.

Getting There

From the west side parking lot, hike 0.6 miles on the Balconies Trail to the junction with the Balconies Caves Trail. Follow a designated climbers trail, indicated by a carabiner sign, up to the base of the climbs.  Please respect the green fencing where vegetation restoration work is in progress.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bad Man Mezzanine/Lower and Upper Terraces

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 13
Twinkle Toes Traverse
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 26
Corona
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 3
Drop Zone
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 35
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Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twinkle Toes Traverse
 13
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Corona
 26
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Drop Zone
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Sport
Dos Equis
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Sport
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