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Bench Wall 
Black Plague 
Don't Worry, Be Snappy 
Girls' Problem (sit), The 
Impossible Wall 
Jungle fever 
Left Arete 
Nat's Traverse 
New Wave 
Odyssey , The 
Odyssey Sit, The 
Over the Bulge 
Ramp, The 
Red's Revenge 
Stan's Treverse 
Sun Plague 
Sunshine (sit) 
Warmup Traverse 
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Mortar Rock Rock Climbing 

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A tougher area just up the hill from Indian rock. Almost all Bouldering, though some of the routes are highball enough that a top rope can be helpful.

The area is usually in the shade, helped by some large trees that hide most of the rock from Indian Rock Ave.

Decent is a simple walk off the back of the rock.

If you're up to it, Nat's Taverse (V8) is a must do.

Getting There 

From the main rock, head up hill on Indian Rock Ave. The rock is about a block up on the right side. Approach time: 2 minutes from the main rock, 10 seconds if you park on the street by Mortar rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mortar Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mortar Rock:
Warmup Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
Bench Wall   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   
Red's Revenge   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   
Rimshot   V2-3 5+     Boulder   
Over the Bulge   V3 6A R     Boulder, 10'   
The Ramp   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Sunshine (sit)   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
The Girls' Problem (sit)   V5 6C     Boulder   
Black Plague   V6- 7A     Boulder, 10'   
Sun Plague   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Nat's Traverse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   
Stan's Treverse   V8 7B     Boulder   
Impossible Wall   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 18'   
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Featured Route For Mortar Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Chris Macnamara (

Nat's Traverse V8 7B  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Mortar Rock
The best problem in the Bay Area hands down! I can't believe it wasn't listed yet. The obvious line starting from the corner as you come up the stairs...pulling the corner is the first crux...(the top rail is off)...then the bulge right after the tree is the next ends on the ramp and is about 30 feet long.....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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