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BETA PHOTO: Standing in poison oak below, this is the main cli...

Description 

Follow a trail around the main rock left and downhill you wiil find another rock that appears to be about 15 feet tall. Walking around its right side, the rock becomes quite taller, reaching roughly 25 feet. Old bolts and scars mark this bouldering only rock as once something more, but now many crashpads and a few good spotters are all that will protect you in the event of a highball fall.

Like the rest of Remillard, this rock is an interesting concoction of various types of rock, and it's sharp slopers and pockets seem like the shouldn't be solid, but are. The left side of the face does have some loose rock, so beware.

An excellent traverse heads right to left across this face with many variations. Another good highball route heads up the left side of the face. Most routes are in the 5.8 - V2 range.

Being part of the Berkeley City Parks system, there are no access issues.

You'll find this rock in partially blocked sun all afternoon.

The only thing that really isn't fun about this boulder is the large forest of poison oak growing on top, especially on the middle to right side of the rock and on the uphill side downclimb. Bring technu, your own resistance, or don't climb.

There are two descent routes, one going off the uphill side of the rock, and the other heading down the face of the short side of the rock. Due to the oak poison mentioned above, I'd recommend the second descent route.

Getting There 

Approach time: 1 minute

Head left around the main rock past the descent route, where you will see the back side of the rock standing 15 feet high or so. Follow the rock downhill and you'll find the clearing and main face.

Climbing Season

For the Remillard Park area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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


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By Zachary W
From: San Francisco, California
May 13, 2009
As of May 12, 2009, there were two decent looking bolts on the top (climber's) left of this boulder. Should be a decent top rope.

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