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Danger Rock (or Orange Buddha Rock)

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Belly Of The Buddha 
Bound by Tension 
Crimpy V4 
Diagnol Ramp 
Don't Worry be Slappy 
Grace Face 
Kiki's Big Adventure 
Lowest Start V4 
Orange Buddha Arete 
Orange Buddha Arete (Low) 
Orange Buddha Face 
Orange Pleasure (right finish)  
Tourist Patrol  
Unnamed Sidepull 

Danger Rock (or Orange Buddha Rock) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.88949, -122.63291 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 Sep 30, 2002


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BETA PHOTO: The rock, for the 2 minutes that the nudists clear...


This Bouldering rock is home to several interesting routes, and is worth bouldering at when the sand is low (which is usually winter - late spring.)

It's on the beach, so chances are pretty good that the rock will be in the fog. It might be in the sun, in which case it will probably be windy there.

You can walk off all routes via another rock, or in the summer you can just hop off.

BEWARE that this is in a large nudist area, and there will be sprawls of naked people wandering around during the weekends. If this offends you, you should probably head elsewhere.

Getting There 

From the main parking lot, head down the path to the main rock junction. Head right along the beach for about 150 yards passing several larger boulders that probably have chalk on them. You will pass through a corridor and finally head left back onto the main beach, and this will be Danger Rock.

If you're in doubt, wander around to the beach side where you will see danger stamped on the top of the rock. The is also the last rock of the main Mickey's beach bouldering for several hundred yards.

Climbing Season

For the Mickey's Beach area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Danger Rock (or Orange Buddha Rock)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Danger Rock (or Orange Buddha Rock):
Diagnol Ramp   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
Baseball    V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Lowest Start V4   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Unnamed Sidepull   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   
Grace Face   V5 6C     Boulder   
Orange Pleasure (right finish)    V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Don't Worry be Slappy   V6 7A     Boulder   
Orange Buddha Arete   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Danger Rock (or Orange Buddha Rock)
Rock Climbing Photo: Kiernan (Kiki) Tong with the key short-guy beta.

Kiki's Big Adventure V6 7A  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Danger Rock (or Orange Budd...
Start low on Diagonal Ramp, traverse left into Grace Face and finish it out....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Brian Neumann
Apr 3, 2004
A comment on the beta pic: the sand is pretty low. Right now (april) the sand is about 18 inches higher, but you can still do the low starts.
By Chris Olinger
From: Reno
Apr 12, 2016
Just as a heads up to everyone, this boulder has shifted due to lower sand levels. The new angle has changed up all the problems. Some are harder some are easier.
By John Groh
Apr 18, 2016
The entire Orange Buddha rock has moved. Shifting sand in high tide or something maybe. But a lot of the climbs are affected - some at smaller angles, others with now inaccessible starts.
By jimi thornburg
Feb 24, 2017
The boulder moved again.... The north face routes are all pretty much gone. The cool starting flake on the east face broke off. it looks like it will continue sliding down towards the ocean. Sad!
By drunkenmaster
From: santa rosa, cali
Sep 6, 2017
The Orange Buddha Boulder tilted in winter 2017:

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