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Berkeley Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 315'
Location: 37.89017, -122.27239 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Urban bouldering is found in a number of park around the city of Berkeley.

Afterwards, a decent selection of beer can be found at the local Safeway, which is on Shattuck Place about a mile south of the rock. There are also numerous breweries and bars in Berkeley's downtown area, and also on Telegraph Avenue, which can be found just south of the U.C. Berkeley campus.

Camping can be done in a few nearby parks. Check the East Bay Regional Park District Camping web page for current details.

Getting There 

See individual parks for directions.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

89 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Berkeley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Berkeley:
Warmup Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
Pegboard   V1 5     Boulder, 18'   Indian Rock
Bench Wall   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   Mortar Rock
Embryonic Journey   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Indian Rock
Center Overhang (aka Pitfall)   V3 6A R     TR, Boulder, 20'   Indian Rock
Flake Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Indian Rock
The Ramp   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
Sunshine (sit)   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
Scary Overhang   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Grizzly Peak Boulders : Main Rock
The Bubble   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   Indian Rock
Indian Rock Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Indian Rock
Black Plague   V6- 7A     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
The Great Stone Face   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Great Stone Face Rock Park : Great Stone Face
Nat's Traverse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
Stan's Treverse   V8 7B     Boulder   Mortar Rock
Bucket Prow   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Remillard Park : Pinnacle Rock
Cragmont Undercling   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Northeast Face
Moss Slab   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Northeast Face
Farewell to Arms   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Southeast Face
Watercourse   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1 5 R     TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'   Indian Rock
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Featured Route For Berkeley
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Chris Macnamara (supertopo.com)

Nat's Traverse V8 7B  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Mortar Rock
The best problem in the Bay Area hands down! I can't believe it wasn't listed yet. The obvious line starting from the corner as you come up the stairs...pulling the corner is the first crux...(the top rail is off)...then the bulge right after the tree is the next crux...it ends on the ramp and is about 30 feet long.....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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