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Elevation: 641'
Location: 37.8802, -121.9862 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is one of the smaller formations in the area but hosts a great mixed climb that finishes with a nice finger to hand crack.

Getting There 

From Stage Road (the main fire trail) The Rock of Ages shares its approach with Pulpit and Pagoda Rock. On the left of the trail is a wooden post for Nature Walk 8. Past that on the right is a post for Nature Walk 11, then a bench, then Nature Walk 10. Shortly after that, on the left, is the straight, narrow, well-worn dirt trail you want (goes uphill and to the right). Immediately after the trail entrance is a small dried creek. If you hit the post for Nature Walk 9 you've gone too far. If you hit the green gate you've gone even farther.

After a short hike up the trail and over some rocks you'll see Pulpit on the left. It's the first area and it's hard to miss with its one bolted route right next to the approach.

Climbing Season

For the Pine Canyon area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Pulpit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pulpit:
Prelude   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Stan on lead left of the hand/finger crack.

Prelude 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Pulpit
Huge buckets and holes start this route up a well protected face. Eventually the buckets stop and a short length of low angle friction lead to a splitter 20ft hand crack. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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