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Old Stone Face

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Brain Surgery T,S 
Nasal Drip T,TR 

Old Stone Face Rock Climbing 

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Bob Hill easily free solos TommyHawk (5.6?) on Old...


Old Stone Face offers some interesting, out of the way climbing near the Cabrillo summit. There are 3 routes, all in the 5.11 range. One of the routes, Nasal Drip, can be led with trad gear. Anchors on top are in good shape. To access for top roping, walk around the back and climb (or free solo!) TommyHawk (5.6?). The views and out of the way location make this a must if you're looking for something new to try.

Getting There 

Hike past all the tourists at Rockland and El Dorado and work your way to just before the summit on the main trail. When Old Stone Face is directly on your left, cut over. If you find yourself bashing through the brush, you cut over too early. Wear long pants, there's a bit of poison oak!

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Old Stone Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Old Stone Face:
Nasal Drip   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Brain Surgery goes left after the first bolt but t...

Brain Surgery 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Central Coast : ... : Old Stone Face
Brain Surgery is on the shady side of the face. Watch out for the Poison Oak as you traverse onto a generous ledge with an easy clipping stance (depending on how tall you are.One tough bouldery move gets your feet up on a bulge where you can clip the second bolt with ease. Slap your way out to the right while pasting your feet on vertical nothingness. After getting your body weight out right, mantle up onto the ledge. A third bolt can be clipped mid-mantle or after standing up on the ledge.Move ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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