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Cattle Drive Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.37595, -121.98382 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Oct 18, 2004


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This Basalt Boulder is easily distinguished by it's West face which features an overhanging roof that jets out from the top about 4 or 5 ft. About 15 feet high, this large boulder has something for everyone who isn't afriad of falling from sketchy places. Highball face climbs, excellent traverses, and a nice large roof with lots of loose rock over the crest.

All climbing on this rock faces either West or South, So you will probably be in the sun unless the sun has already set or it's quite early in the morning.

Walk off the rock towards the main path.

Getting There 

Approach time: 5 minutes.

From the road, head uphill on the dirt road about 150 yards until you come to a gate which heads into the open space lands. Hop the gate or wiggly your way through the split in the fence and continue up the obvious path which heads uphill.

Follow this path uphill about 150 yards past several other rocks which hold problems until you reach a rock on the left that has a large roof on the uphill face that is about 15 feet high. It sits about 30 yards to the left of the path, though the roof is easily seen from the path.

This is Cattle Drive rock.

Climbing Season

For the The Nut Tree Boulders area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Cattle Drive Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cattle Drive Rock:
Last Resort   V2 5+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Cattle Drive Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the crux on Last Resort.

Last Resort V2 5+  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Cattle Drive Rock
On the tall South face, sit start near the middle of the face on the far right side of a downward leaning rail. Climb up via a delicate undercling or thin crimp to a horrible left hand notch. Pull up to a good sidepull far to the right, get your feet high and pull a sketchy move to a good hold. The rest of the climbing is much easier but the jugs are not obvious to spot and you're pretty high up there. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Salamanizer suchoski
From: Vacaville Ca.
Jul 17, 2007
Cattle drive rock???
Where did you pull that name out of?
By Aron Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
Jul 26, 2007
Pretty sure that was extracted from Chris Summit's wine country rocks...
By Salamanizer suchoski
From: Vacaville Ca.
Sep 18, 2007
Aah, correction. I was baseing my statement on the discription given for the DNA boulder which is a bit confuseing. Thought these were two different names given for the same boulder. Turns out (clarified by the new Supertaco) that the DNA boulder is a seperate boulder all together and across the way form Cattle Drive. The DNA boulder is rightly named, but I still believe Cattle Drive is a name given after an assumed spree of FA's done decades after they were actually done. In which case at the time the bolder was known as crack rock to my understanding. Ahh, hell.... who cares what it's called anyway!
By Aron Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
Sep 18, 2007
Everything there is vague and confusing enough, that I'd agree with the observaton "who cares anyway?"

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