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Elephant Rock Rock Climbing 


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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

Regular Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  California : Central Coast : ... : Elephant Rock
3rd class to a gully leads you to the base of the route: an easy maybe 5.4 chimney. Exit left to some face/crack climbing that tops out on an exposed ridge. Traverse left to another section of face/OW crack climbing. Top out to the left. The hardest move is transitioning into the final section of crack without pulling too hard on the every questionable Pinnacle's rock. Bolts and chains at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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