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Berkeley Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Urban bouldering is found in a number of park around the city of Berkeley.

Afterwards, a decent selection of beer can be found at the local Safeway, which is on Shattuck Place about a mile south of the rock. There are also numerous breweries and bars in Berkeley's downtown area, and also on Telegraph Avenue, which can be found just south of the U.C. Berkeley campus.

Camping can be done in a few nearby parks. Check the East Bay Regional Park District Camping web page for current details.

Getting There 

See individual parks for directions.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

88 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Berkeley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Berkeley:
Pegboard   V1 5     Boulder, 18'   Indian Rock
Watercourse   V1 5 R     TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'   Indian Rock
Warmup Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
The Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 18'   Indian Rock
Center Overhang (aka Pitfall)   V3 6A R     TR, Boulder, 20'   Indian Rock
Flake Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Indian Rock
The Ramp   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
Indian Rock Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Indian Rock
Sunshine (sit)   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
The Bubble   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   Indian Rock
Black Plague   V6- 7A     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
The Seam   V7 7A+ R     Boulder   Indian Rock
The Great Stone Face   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Great Stone Face Rock Park : Great Stone Face
Stan's Treverse   V8 7B     Boulder   Mortar Rock
Nat's Traverse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Mortar Rock
Impossible Wall   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 18'   Mortar Rock
Cragmont Undercling   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Northeast Face
Moss Slab   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Northeast Face
The Cave Lieback   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Southeast Face
Farewell to Arms   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cragmont Park : Southeast Face
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Featured Route For Berkeley
Rock Climbing Photo: The upper holds of The Bubble.  Start just below t...

The Bubble V5 6C  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Indian Rock
Climb up and right from the flake traverse. You will see asmall hole about 2 feet up from the right side of the flake,and then a large jug looking thing 12 or so feet off theground. Hitting the jug is the crux, but you're still notdone yet! Hold on and find some feet as you use less thanideal holds to pull yourself over the edge.Be careful if you decide to fall, as the landing area issoft, but sometimes a little small for this climb. Logs,trees, and the first couple of feet of the rock itsel...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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