REI Community
Morro Bay Harbor

Select Area...
Morro Rock 

Morro Bay Harbor Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 35.3792, -120.8533 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 89,954
Administrators: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Theron Moses on Feb 29, 2004
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
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

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Morro Bay Harbor

Jonah C1  California : Central Coast : ... : Jonah
The route is best aproached by scrambling down the ocean side of the rock. Once at the waters edge time the swells and hop onto the partly submerged starting rock. Watch out it is slippery, this is probably the crux. Clip the first bolt and go up the overhanging face. The bolts aren't spaced to far apart to make it dificult, but you can definitely feel the overhang. A Top Rope can be set with long slings from the massive metal staples or you can aid solo it(no belayer needed)and do laps. T...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Morro Bay Harbor Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Scenic Morro Bay Harbor. Aren't the stacks beautif...
Scenic Morro Bay Harbor. Aren't the stacks beautif...

Comments on Morro Bay Harbor Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About