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Morro Bay Harbor Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Theron Moses on Feb 29, 2004
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Tiny cresent moon over Morro Bay. Photo by Blitzo.


The area is strewn with rock but most are small and Morro Rock proper is off limits to climbing (unless you are a member of an Indian Tribe and have to do some ritual up there). One rock facing the harbor has a short aid line on it (it is not off limits). It is breifly mentioned in the Slater Guide as Jonah.

Getting There 

Follow the signs to Morro Rock. It's the enormous chunk of rock forming part of the mouth of the Harbor. From San Luis Obispo take Hwy 1 to Morro Bay. Exit on Morro Bay Blvd. Take this toward the Harbor. Turn right on Main St. Go Three blocks and turn left on Beach St. This will T into Embarcadero. Turn right. Follow this out to Morro Rock. The Harbor Rocks will be on your left as you face the Rock.

Climbing Season

For the San Luis Obispo area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Matching the jug

Zorro V3 6A  California : Central Coast : ... : Bay bolder
This route has changed a bit from its original line due to about 5 feet of sand that wasn't there in the year 2000. They may dredge again and it could get taller or if it could keep getting shorter time will tell. Start matched sidepulling on the largest cracked feature on the boulder with your feet to the right. Move up and right to two good holds and then up and right to a pretty good rail. From there move left to march a larg jug sidepull. From here you can top out straight Up and over o...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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