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Carmel Bay Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13'
Location: 36.5388, -121.9278 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Sep 16, 2012


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Carmel River State Beach is a collection of porphyritic granite boulders.

Getting There 

Take Scenic Road south from Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Climbing Season

For the Central Coast area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder that I believe is Neptune's Landing bu...

Gypsy Tears V1 5  California : Central Coast : ... : Neptune's Landing
This boulder problem is on the other available face of what I BELIEVE is Neptune's Landing boulder. (See photo, taken from the sea-side. Above the boulder will be the turn in Scenic).Sit-start with one leg on either side of the boulder's corner. Find friction with your right foot and get left up high to push off. Some decent pockets (mostly slopers) for hands on the way up, depends on your personal reach. Left hand can go on the top left corner to help man...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Stewart's Cove at sunset.
Stewart's Cove at sunset.

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By H. Lord
Apr 24, 2013
Something really needs to be fixed with this page, if not removed altogether.

The routes are all listed as "trad" despite being obvious boulder problems, and use sport/trad ratings.

To be fair, I haven't climbed any of these yet for myself, but from the images none of them appear to be much of a problem at all.
By walkerkiwiranger Walker
Jun 12, 2013
Visited a few weeks ago. Not a bad spot if you want to hang out on the beach and derp around on some small granite formations but the area has little to offer besides that.

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