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San Simeon Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.5828, -121.1195 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ioan G on Aug 20, 2012
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Often foggy but not too cold. Few people. Climbing includes a few boulders near a large rock in the ocean the looks like a skull. Best climbing is on the boulder with an overhanging arête facing the ocean. Black rock is sharp and solid while brown rock is choss or sandy.

Getting There 

After passing cambria on hwy 1 go past the san simeon pines sign for about a mile and take a left at the first dirt parking lot. U should see a large rock that looks like a skull in the distance. Walk towards it for about a mile along the beach
The boulder is next to the skull rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

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This route goes up the overhanging arête of the boulder closest to skull rock. It has good hand holds that are very sharp. Footholds are mainly slick and sloping with a few edges for heel hooking. The start goes from a standing start to a an easy move to a small jug and then a larger move to a big jug. Footwork is difficult and you have to math feet and heel hook. The crux is the next move in which you have to pull up, lock off, and reach or dyno to another jug. The trick is to keep your feet o...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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