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Emperor Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.87816, -122.62111 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Caliza on Aug 29, 2016
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This beautiful rock, standing proud at about 60-70 feet tall, resembles a massive egg that sits right at the edge of the Pacific. It's home to six lines, in an remote, scenic location where occasionally the only other people you'll bump into are climbers or fishermen. Given the recent development of this cliff, some of the climbs will feel a little loose due to the continued exfoliation of the rock. But with enough traffic, the climbs on the Emperor Boulder will become classics once they clean up and solidly.

Getting There 

Park about a mile south of the parking lot for Main Rock on Hwy 1 in a pull out that can fit 3 or 4 cars, which is the same pullout for Endless Bummer. Walk down the ridge for a minute or two coming across a mini, boulder scramble until you can see the cliff down on the right side on the shore. At first it might seem perilous to descend to the cliff, but with the correct trail and cautious steps, getting down there won't be too bad.

Climbing Season

For the Mickey's Beach area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Emperor Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emperor Boulder:
Tide Pull   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   
Better Than Sex.... Porpoises    5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   
Schtick Your Sumb   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 65'   
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Featured Route For Emperor Boulder

Tide Pull 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Emperor Boulder
This is the left most route on the cliff and very tide dependent that starts on some diagonal rail and traverses right to the first bolt. You will definitely want to stick clip the first bolt and even then it's recommended you don't fall before the first clip given that a large pendulum will swing you into the rocks below. Fun climb and great warm up for the harder climbs....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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