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Park Ridge Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.34303, -120.81859 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Knight on Jan 21, 2004
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This 30' high rock is great for beginners. It sports 5 (or 6?) routes from 5.4 to 5.10b (Boobalicious). All are easily top roped from good anchors that can be accessed via a short walk to the left or right side. Also has some of the best views of the bay with few crowds. Left side is the Slot, a 5.7 w/edges and cracks. The classic is the 5.6 Crespi Critter which can be led with thin/small gear or top roped. Watch out for the loose flake/rock toward the top of the crack! Also has Red Dawn, 5.8 and Tips Ahoy 5.5.

Getting There 

Park in the turnout about 1/2 mile south of the main parking area for Cabrillo and hike up to the rock (which is visible and obvious from the trail). Be sure not to block the gate when you park!

Climbing Season

For the Cabrillo Peak area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Boobalicious

Boobalicious 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Central Coast : ... : Park Ridge Rock
Boobalicious follows the humpy arete to the left of Crespi Criter. There is a funky move around one of the lower humps and holds are sparse and tiny. There is a variation that goes to the right a bit at the first hump and follows the face between Boobalicious and Crespi Critter, the working name is "Fond Mammaries" (5.10a, Kevin Knight, 2/15/04)....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Park Ridge Rock from approach trail.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Phil Ermshar leading Crespi Critter and Brett Haye...
Phil Ermshar leading Crespi Critter and Brett Haye...
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By Jody Langford
May 25, 2004
Which "extra" bolts were removed? I believe there were some added near the rusty chains a while ago at the ledge about 10' below the top. In my opinion, that was a good thing as it is the most convenient ledge to TR from. Whoever added the bolts near the chains did a good thing as the chains were not very trustworthy in my opinion. That being said, before the bolts were added, I just set up the TR with natural gear in the slot a little up and to the left of the chains.
By Jody Langford
May 25, 2004
In addition to my last comment..the location of the chains was only good for Crespi Critter and Red Dawn. Using those anchors for a TR of The Slot created a nasty pendelum situation. I didn't mind it so much but some people don't like potential pendulums.
By John Knight
Mar 7, 2010
The Owl is back! We were there on 3/5/10 and found that owl is again nesting in the crack/ledge at the top of Easy Up/Tips Ahoy. She had 6 eggs. Please stay away from Park Ridge until she's gone and we have 6 new baby owls flying around.
By Twinboas
From: Quincy, CA
Apr 14, 2017
I climbed Tips Ahoy on 4/14/2017 and there was a barn owl behind the large flake guarding her eggs.

The barn owl trust says that March through August is considered the main breeding season - probably best to avoid this route until at least June or so.
By Clay McKell
From: San Luis Obispo, CA
Sep 5, 2017
The owls are gone as of 9/4/17.

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