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Jan 14, 2017
Is it ok to climb at castle rock after rain? The description says it's sandstone so I figured we might have to wait a few days but i know some sandstone doesn't have to dry out so long. Also, does anyone have any insight if it will be dry there tomorrow?

Thanks!
matt c.
Joined Nov 19, 2009
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Jan 14, 2017
The guidebook recommends a three day waiting period after rain, and its been raining a lot... I'd head someplace else if I were you. dholte
From South San Francisco, CA
Joined Jan 23, 2013
390 points
Jan 14, 2017
Thank you for the reply!
Can you suggest anywhere else east bay or there abouts that would be ok to climb for tomorrow?
matt c.
Joined Nov 19, 2009
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Jan 14, 2017
Given the amount of rain, off the top of my head the only place worth climbing might be the Columbia boulders, which is pretty far from east bay. Maybe someone with more knowledge than me can comment. dholte
From South San Francisco, CA
Joined Jan 23, 2013
390 points
Jan 14, 2017
Thanks! matt c.
Joined Nov 19, 2009
10 points
Jan 14, 2017
Flipped through some guidebooks, maybe nut tree boulders or putah creek near vacalle since they are basalt. Guidebook suggests some of the nut tree boulders dry quickly after rain (fwiw, I haven't climbed there).

Speaking of Basalt, places like gold wall/the grotto seep after rain, even though they are caves.
dholte
From South San Francisco, CA
Joined Jan 23, 2013
390 points
Jan 14, 2017
sweet! great info! I'll check out the the nut boulder and putah creek! Thanks for looking through your guides! matt c.
Joined Nov 19, 2009
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Jan 14, 2017
It may seem counterintuitive, but if there is a nice ocean breeze, and it is sunny, the stuff on the pacific north of SF drys out quick. Mickey's beach, etc might not be bad right now as long as it stays clear. Joe Forrester
From Palo Alto
Joined Aug 7, 2005
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Jan 15, 2017
Joe Forrester wrote:
It may seem counterintuitive, but if there is a nice ocean breeze, and it is sunny, the stuff on the pacific north of SF drys out quick. Mickey's beach, etc might not be bad right now as long as it stays clear.

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Zaltana NMH
Joined Jan 1, 2016
10 points
Jan 17, 2017
nut tree/ vacaville boulders is dry & ready!! was just there sun!
however 50/50 if the landing is dry. bring a tarp for your pad and you will b golden!!!
GizzardJones
From Rancho Cordova,CA
Joined Mar 3, 2015
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