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Winter Climbing Near Oakland, California

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Tansy McBurnie · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

Going to visit family for Christmas this year in Oakland and wanted to know where there's good winter climbing nearby. Anything within like 1 or 2 hours drive. Sport or trad both welcome. Are there any places that tend to get more sun than others and might be warmer?

Thanks so much!

Clint Cummins · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 1,176
Mark Straub · · Berkeley, CA · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 25

Seconded on Pinnacles. Mt. St. Helena also has some fun sport climbs and stays warm, although I haven’t been back since the fire.

mpech · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 2

its the bay area-- eg mediterrean climate-- eg winter usually provide great temps for climbing.

Danny Herrera · · Oakland, Ca · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 510

If it's not raining, you have way too many options to choose. If its pouring buckets, go to pinns

Forthright · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 130
Tansy McBurnie wrote: Going to visit family for Christmas this year in Oakland and wanted to know where there's good winter climbing nearby. Anything within like 1 or 2 hours drive. Sport or trad both welcome. Are there any places that tend to get more sun than others and might be warmer?

Thanks so much!

Anything below 4000-5000ft usually is game on. 

Chris Hill · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2007 · Points: 0

Bay area: great weather wasted on crappy rock.

Dan B · · California · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 135

Indian Rock! Cragmont is up the street and has easy sport and trad.

Jt Loco · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 0

Not much legit climbing in the bay area proper.  Rent a car and road trip.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Northern California
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