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Elephant Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,479'
Location: 36.4951, -121.2036 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Linnea Williams on May 5, 2013
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Description 

This formation stands on the way to the Citadel, and doesn't resemble an elephant as such, but includes a really nice 5.6 regular route, an adventurous 5.7 crack, and a moderately interesting 10a TR from the rap anchor at the top. The 3rd class to the base of the climb requires care, but is part of what makes climbing at this formation feel like a bit of an adventure.

One big win is that the majority of the climbing is in the shade, so this is a nice formation to climb on hotter days.

Getting There 

The approach is quick and well marked. About 15min from the parking lot.

Climbing Season

For the West Side area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Elephant Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Elephant Rock:
Regular Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Elephant Rock

Mousetrap 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Central Coast : ... : Elephant Rock
This route follows the rappel line from the top of the formation. It's a moderately interesting TR to add a little climbing after having climbed the Regular Route. Could be described as mostly delicate low angle face climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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