BETA PHOTO: Showing three climbs on Karen Rock
The tallest formation at Moonstone Beach is Karen Rock. Numerous 60 foot topropes, variations, and a couple trad excursions can be found here. It faces west collecting the afternoon sun and is often strung with ropes on a nice day.
Walk north up the beach for 75 yards. Look right.
Weather station 4.4 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Karen Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Karen Rock:
Unknown 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 60'
Urchin 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR, 60'
Dyno-Soar 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Dream Theme 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR, 1 pitch, 55'
Nightmare 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR, 60'
Featured Route For Karen Rock
Dyno-Soar 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c California
: Redwood Coast
: ... : Karen Rock
The route starts on the face between Urchin and Assembly Line. Climb straight up to the roof. It would be wise to rest under the roof because the crux is directly above and requires a lot of strength and endurance. Grab the horn sticking out to the left, and the sideways jug above that before working your way left to a 3 finger pocket and a crimp. Smear your way up and dino to a good jug up and to the left. From there, work your way back to the right across the face and up over the ledge to top ...[more] Browse More Classics in California
Another karen rock picture.....
Fun in the sun on a December Saturday.
Climber on Urchin (5.10c), Karen Rock
By Sam Prentice
Sep 27, 2007
Walk up sandy trail. Set up TR. Climb solid conglomerate to see foggy redwoods and meandering estuary, or belay from sand as sun sets.
Heaven on earth, either way.
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Nov 9, 2014
pretty average climbing, guidebooks make out there is way more lines, but only really 4 or so, rest are eliminate. Karen crack a fun lead. Can be foggy oh and watch for dog shit...