Emperor Boulder Rock Climbing
The Emperor Boulder
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.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emperor Boulder:
Featured Route For Emperor Boulder
The Emperor's New Clothes 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b California
: San Francisco Bay Area
: ... : Emperor Boulder
Currently the right most route on the cliff. Starts on a 6 foot tall boulder to the right of the cliff and do a hero jump to gain a large rail 10 feet off the ground. An alternative start is to boulder up to the same rail at V7 which apparently only bumps the grade up to 5.13a. After either start, you will be met with some awesome climbing that will take you to the highest point on the cliff. Stick Clip first bolt....[more] Browse More Classics in California