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Location: 38.42917, -123.11575 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Feb 24, 2003

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There are several good bouldering routes that head up the second largest rock in the Sunset Boulders, but there are not too many routes that climb to the peak, due primarily to the simplicity and lack of steepness. There are many routes to the top of this rock, though don't expect to find any bolts on the top! There is one bolt about 2/3 of the way up this route that is used to help protect some of the highball bouldering problems that sit below it.

One side of this rock will always be in the shade, while most of the others will be in the sun.

There's also an excellent resting/picnic point on the west face.

Getting There 

Approach time: 5 minutes.

From the turnoff into Gaot Rock State Park, drive ~ 1/4 mile to a large pullout on the left. There are several of these pullouts, and almost all will get you to the rocks. If the road goes up the hill and bends to the right, you've gone a little too far, and should turn around.

From the parking pullout, hike downhill into the meadow, where the rocks are a can't miss.

This is the second highest rock set further back from the ocean than the main rock.

Climbing Season

For the Sunset Boulders area.

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ashley Freeman working 'Hard Up'

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By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Nov 24, 2015
I thought this was called the Hard Boulder.

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