The Surf Bowl Rock Climbing
Pimp coat throws on the thuggy classic! Photo by F...
A nice 'cave' area with 6 overhung routes with lots of tufas.
Located up behind the Spires and between the Dihedrals area and the base of Time Wave Zero. To get there follow the Pink Dot trail from Hobo Camp up past the Spires, over the small saddle onto the nice trail. Scramble up the small slab continue on the trail that goes to The Surf Bowl. The approach takes about 25 to 35 minutes.
Climbing Season For the El Potrero Chico area.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in The Surf Bowl
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Surf Bowl:
Blue Fin 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 90'
Guppie 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Blucifer 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Nemo 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Big Blue 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For The Surf Bowl
Nemo 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c North America
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Featuring great rock and consistently interesting moves, Nemo is one of the best single pitch routes in the Potrero. Start off with 2 easy bolts, then climb 2 bolts of 12 minus that take you left and then right, ending at juggy tufas. After resting, make your way up a faint dihedral to a glue-reinforced spike. Some polished edges, a cool gaston pocket, and a crimpy ear lead to a long move right handed that is perhaps the redpoint crux. Try to recover here, then make a very long move that's impro...[more] Browse More Classics in International