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Pyramid Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.22773, -122.09596 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This pyramid-shaped rock is quite tall and houses the classic Pyramid Crack highball. There is another highball on the exact opposite face of the crack.

There are three old rusty bolts on the top of the formation. I would not trust them...

To get off of the Pyramid after climbing Pyramid Crack or the other highball, climb down a slabby crack until you can reach a tree. Stem between the tree and the slab for the last few moves.

Getting There 

Pyramid Rock is near the Magoos and Castle Rock. Continue on the loop trail and you'll eventually go right to the base of Pyramid Rock. You'll know it when you see it.

Climbing Season

For the Castle Rock Loop area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pyramid Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pyramid Rock:
Pyramid Crack   V0 4 R     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Pyramid Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pyramid Crack

Pyramid Crack V0 4 CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Pyramid Rock
This is the diagonal finger and hand crack. The crux is at the very top, best not blow it. Its pretty consistently the same difficulty throughout, actually....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Clint Cummins
From: Palo Alto, CA
May 4, 2016
The bolts on top are rusty, but strong enough.
Two are 3/8" Star-Dryvins; the third is a 3/8" Rawldrive.
We took many toprope falls onto these bolts 3 days ago and they held fine.
You do want long slings so that your rope does not run over the edge and get shredded.
The crack is rated 5.9 in old guidebooks, and we were calling it 5.9+.
It would be a bad landing if you were soloing the crack and came off at the crux, which is up high.