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Elevation: 25 ft
GPS: 36.43204, -121.91806
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Shared By: Joe Taormina on Jun 14, 2020
Admins: andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Secluded area next to at least one other top-rope with trustworthy bolts (at the amphitheater). Make sure you watch the tides, ultra high tides make the amphitheater unclimbable, and can create an unsafe climbing environment in the entire area.

The Throne - so far, after years of going here and about 6 months of research for existing names, I have yet to find anything on this place other than the 3 bolts at the top. This is a really fun place to take kids, or friends who down climb, and get for me for after work. There a solid center route with a couple 5.8/9 moves and a juggier route up the shoulder on the left that's probably 5.5/6. Rock is rough on the hands, but its close to home, so who cares :)

Looking for a warmup? Look north from the climb to the retaining wall underneath the highway. There are a number of short routes and traverses all over it with lots of small crimps and a thick bed of ice plant at the bottom - may want to take the climbing shoos off for the wall, the ice plant will soak your feet after a few falls.

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Park at the third turnout after Granite Canyon Bridge. Walk down the trail at the back of the turnout, when you arrive at the bottom of the trail, the amphitheater is directly to your right (stay right and against the hill about 25-35' for 2 old, rusty bolts next to 2 relatively new bolts), the corridor is straight ahead (called the hallway by local climber Larry Arthur in "Big Sur Bouldering", Article, c. 1988, look it up on google, its a little hard to make sense of but it can be a valuable asset for this section of highway 1). To the left, about 250' south, and across the creek coming under the highway, sits a north-east facing rock with a 2' tall nose-looking feature at the top. You've found The Throne.

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