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Chew Tooth Rock Climbing 

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This shady rock sits atop the decent into the Underworld and its related rocks.

While quite small in height, approximately 30 feet, this rock offers a few challenging routes, and also a few warmups.

All routes off the Chew Tooth can be lowered off and routes can be top roped by accessing the top of the rock from the path.

Getting There 

Approach Time: 15 - 25 minutes.

From the parking lot:Head downhill on the Saratoga Gap trail about 1/4 of a mile,until the first left turn, which indicated with a sign that it'stowards Catle Rock (0.3 miles).

Head up this trail until you see a signpost stating "trail ahead "though there is also a smaller trail that leads right anddownhill. You should take the downhill trail. This will shortly run you into a narrow dirt road which will have several branchings off of it. The one straigt ahead is the one your want to take.

This will quickly split into 2 trails, which you want to take the right one. After a very short while, you will see the top of the Chew Tooth on your left 10 feet left of the trail.

To access the top anchors, climb up, and there are the bolts. Tog et to the bottom, walk around either side, though the right approach is a little bit less loose.

Continuing on down the path pase the chew tooth will bring you into the Western Addition, and rocks like the Mud Wall, California Ridge, Henry and Otis, and the Underworld.

Climbing Season

For the Castle Rock Area area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Chew Tooth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chew Tooth:
Hand Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Center Route   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Uncle Fred's Vacation Plan 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Chew Tooth
Climb the bolted featured bulge on the right side of the Chew Tooth. This leads up a vertical section that quickly becomes slabby. The crux is definitely up the first 10 feet.Instead of cheating in from the left side, the direct approach goes straight up to the jug on the corner. This goes at .11a....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Daniel Ws
From: Fountain valley
Sep 13, 2014
Awesome climb...... love the crux move

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